MHFA is a vital public education program that teaches participants how to recognize and respond to mental health and substance use crises. Just as CPR teaches us how to help an individual suffering from certain medical emergencies, MHFA instructs us how to identify, understand and respond to those who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. This 8-hour interactive training helps participants to recognize risk factors and warning signs for a range of behavioral health problems, and teaches how to provide basic, appropriate interventions for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. REGISTRATION

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About the Training

Anyone can benefit from MHFA certification. The MHFA Adult Module covers depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, suicidal ideation and substance use disorders. The MHFA Youth Module covers various mental health challenges common among youth 12 to 18 years of age.  There are also MHFA modules geared to help Older Adults, Veterans & Military Members and Public Safety Officers. All modules teach the same evidence-based five-step action plan to provide basic appropriate interventions those experiencing a mental health crisis.


  • Educators
  • Healthcare workers
  • Policy makers
  • Elected officials
  • Judicial districts staff
  • Library staff
  • Faith-based groups
  • Employers
  • Youth coaches and counselors
  • Public Safety professionals
  • First Responders
  • Absolutely anyone!