Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an in-person training that shows participants how to help people who have a mental illness, are struggling with substance abuse, have a disability or are in crisis. MHFA training is open to law enforcement, youth agencies, civic groups, faith organizations, or any individual wanting to participate. The 8-hour course teaches risk factors, warning signs and symptoms for different types of mental health issues. Participants are given an overview of common support and treatment resources as well as a five-step action plan for interacting with a person in crisis.

http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=321

www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

CSSP – Mental Health First Aid
417 Liberty Street
Springfield, MA 01104

Kate Hildreth Fortin
(413) 301-9350