Mental Health First Aid
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis . The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. MHFA teaches you: signs of addictions and mental illnesses, the impact of mental and substance use disorders, a 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help, and local resources and where to turn for help. Our regional director, Missy Stancil, is a certified MHFA instructor and will be offering the training throughout the year.
Before the training, most participants (83%) did not feel confident in helping someone with a mental health problem. After the training, everyone (100%) did. For more on participant-rated effectiveness, click here and here.
What Our Participants are Saying About MHFA Training
“This course was excellent at providing hands-on skills to use during a crisis.”
“[The instructor was] energetic, fun, open-minded, relatable, respectful, and made learning about an uncomfortable topic comfortable and easy to understand.”
"This course was excellent at providing hands on skills to use during a crisis."
"[The] instructor was fabulous, very caring, and mindful of everyone."
"[The course was] empowering, especially in facing social stigmas and distinguishing them as myths."
Western NC Congregational Training - Saturday, 12.2.17
Excited to work with the staff, congregation, and community of First Baptist Church of Marion as they become Mental Health First Aid certified ($25, 8-hour training).
Location: First Baptist Church (99 North Main Street, Marion, NC)
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact (828) 652-6030 to register.
Campbell University Residence Life Training - Friday, January 5, 2018
Honored to work with the residence life staff and students of Campbell University as they become Mental Health First Aid certified. This course is not open to the general public at this time, but may open at a later date if open seats remain ($25, 8-hour training).
Location: TBA on the campus of Campbell University
Friday, January 5, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Harnett County Health Department - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
We're returning to the Harnett County Health Department to work with additional staff as they become Mental Health First Aid certified. This course is not open to the general public. ($25, 8-hour training).
Location: Harnett County Health Department, Lillington, NC
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.