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Gain easy-to-use tools and increase your confidence in providing help to others! Whether you're looking to support a family member, co-worker, stranger, friend or member of your community...this VIRTUAL course is for you.


Mental Health First Aid training is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

This course consists of 2-hours of virtual self-paced content followed by 6 hours of virtual instructor-led training via Zoom. Participants from anywhere in the globe are welcome to register! You must be 18 years of age or older to attend this course.

MHFA training is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.


"Fantastic course for anyone interested in learning how to be a better helper in today's world. Great class, highly motivated instructor, great interaction with participants. Gained needed knowledge and very appreciative of it."

Jennie Tis, Certified in 2022

Philidelphia, PA


MHFA Certification, which must be renewed every three years, teaches participants to:

  • Identify the impact of mental health challenges on the well-being of adults in the U.S.

  • Explain that recovery from a mental health challenge is possible.

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.

  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.

  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.

  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

  • Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.


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