Training Types

Get Trained. Change Lives

Identify. Understand. Respond.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.

WHAT IT COVERS

• Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.

• Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.

• How to interact with a person in crisis.

• How to connect a person with help.

• Expanded content on trauma, substance use, and self-care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.

WHAT IT COVERS

• Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).

• Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.

• How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.

• How to connect the youth with help.

• Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care, and the impact of social media and bullying.

Training Types

In – Person

Get together in the same physical environment with your peers and instructors to get certified.

Blended In – Person

Spend 2 hours of time learning on your own prior to coming together in the same physical environment with your peers and instructors.

Blended Virtual

Spend 2 hours of time learning on your own prior to coming together in a virtual platform such as Zoom with your peers and instructors.

If you have questions or would like to discuss different training options, feel free to email us at info@mhfaillinois.org or schedule an informational call. We are happy to help you plan the right course for your group or organization.