Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Psychosis, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury are serious mental health issues that often go unrecognized and untreated. 

Mental distress and disorders are isolating, frightening, and cause feelings of  hopelessness, affecting all areas of life.  

Learn how the internationally acclaimed Mental Health First Aid program can make a difference.

Due to a special limited grant, we are currently able to offer this training free of charge (8 hours of free CEUs) for public school district employees, public school resource officers, and university employees within Collin County.  .

Questions or to Register – please contact Tarnicia Durham, Program Administrator

Mental Health First Aid – Collin County

email –

office-972-422-5939 x1255

How long are the courses?

8 hours, with lunch served

Course Location?

LifePath Systems Administrative Office
1515 Heritage Drive
McKinney, TX 75069

Course Cost? 

Registration (includes course materials and lunch) – $90

What do Mental Health First Aid training participants learn?

Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting individuals in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports.  Participants are introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families, and learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.

What types of crisis interventions are covered?

Participants are taught how to apply a 5-step strategy in a variety of situations, such as helping someone through a panic attack, and engaging with someone who may be depressed, anxious, suicidal or psychotic.

An important component of the Mental Health First Aid training is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy rather than to just learn about it. This simple experience can make it easier to apply the knowledge in real-life situations.

Evidence and Outcomes

Participants gain a better recognition of mental disorders, a better understanding of treatments, more confidence in providing help to others, improved mental health for themselves, lessened stigmatizing attitudes and decreased social distance from people with mental disorders. Additional studies addressed MHFA’s impact on the community including increased help provided to others, increased guidance to professional help, and improved concordance with health professionals about treatment.



Part 1

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health Problems in the USA

The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

Part 2

Understanding Depression

Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Behavior & Depressive symptoms



Part 1

What is Non-Suicidal Self-Injury?

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Crisis First Aid for Panic Attacks

Part 2

Crisis First Aid for Traumatic events

Crisis First Aid for Acute Stress Reaction



Part 1

Understanding Psychotic Disorders

Crisis First Aid for Acute Psychosis, Aggressive Behavior, and Psychotic Symptoms

Part 2

Understanding Substance Use Disorder

Crisis First Aid for Overdose and Withdrawal



Part 1

Understanding Eating Disorders

Crisis First Aid for Eating Disorders

Part 2

Using Mental Health First Aid



Questions or to Register – please contact Tarnicia Durham, Program Administrator

Mental Health First Aid – Collin County

email –

office-972-422-5939 x1255