Why Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

Upcoming Classes

CONTACT US ABOUT FREE TRAINING – MHFA@nullLifePathSystems.org  

 

On average, there are

123
SUICIDES A DAY.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

From 1999 to 2016,

630,000

people died from
DRUG OVERDOSE.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S.
adults lives with a
Mental Illness.

National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT         

  • Employers
  • Police officers
  • Hospital staff
  • First Responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Community members
  • Caring individuals

 The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgementally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

WHAT IT COVERS

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect the person with help.

CONTACT US ABOUT FREE TRAINING – MHFA@nullLifePathSystems.org