What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training introduces participants to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and gives an overview of common treatments and resources.
Three MHFA courses are available:
- Adult MHFA – for participants 18 and older. This course teaches adults how to recognize and support other adults who experience a mental health or substance use issue.
- Youth MHFA – for participants 18 and older. This course teaches adults how to recognize and support children and youth who experience a mental health or substance use issue.
- teen MHFA – This course teaches tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade participants how to recognize and support other teens who experience a mental health or substance use issue.
Public school employees and employees of public and private higher education institutions can receive MHFA training for free through their Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) or Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA).
Find a Course
Each Local Mental Health Authority and Local Behavioral Health Authority conducts training in its own service area. To find the LMHA or LBHA in your area, use the search form below.
If you are a public school district employee, you can look up the Local Mental Health Authority for your school district here (Excel).