Mental Health First Aid

 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid USA is an evidence based class designed to help support an individual who maybe experiencing a Mental Health Crisis or Substance use disorders.

Mental Health First Aid Class Types

Due to content, it is recommended that a participant is 18 and older.

Adult Mental Health First Aid for people who interact with people who are 18 and over.

Youth Mental Health First Aid for people who interact with youths 17 and under.

Why Take Mental Health First Aid?

  • Identify, understand, and respond to signs of Mental Health/Substance use disorders
  • Learn risk factors and warning signs
  • Showing a person who has a mental health condition that they are not alone
  • Become confident in assisting someone in crisis
  • Build a better understanding of Mental Health/Substance use disorders impact

“This class is so vital for as many as people as possible to take to help demystify and de-stigmatize mental health issues.”
– MHFA Participant

“This class is a wonderful beginning to understanding how to assist someone with a mental health crisis- and help to end stigma”
– MHFA Participant

TAKE a Class

Adult – Interactions with people 18 and over
           – In-person 8-hour class
           – Blended 4-hour self-study & 4-hour in-person class
           – Virtual 4-hour self-study & 4-hour online class

Youth – Interactions with people 17 and under
            – In-person 6-hour class
            – Blended 2-hour self-study & 4-hour in-person class
            – Virtual 2-hour self study & 4-hour in-person class

Public Safety – Law officers and Department staff
                         – In-person 8-hour class

Fire/EMS – Firefighters and EMS personnel
                  – In-person 8-hour class

CEU/CPDUs

CEU – Any professional who needs professional development classes
CPDUs – For teachers

  • Adult – 8-hours* of CEU/CPDUs are provided
  • Youth – 6-hours* of CEU/CPDUs are provided
    *Must complete All hours and tasks to qualify to receive the certificate of completion or CEU/CPDUs

Priority Seating Process

This FREE class is made possible due to a grant from the Community Memorial Foundation. Everyone is welcome to register, but priority seating will be given to people who work or live in the following towns:

Bridgeview – Countryside – Hodgkins – Lyons –  Stickney – Willowbrook 
Broadview –  Darien – Indian Head Park – McCook – Summit – Willow Springs – Brookfield  – Downers Grove  – Justice  –  North Riverside –  Westchester – Burr Ridge – Hickory Hills – La Grange – Oak Brook –  Western Springs – Clarendon Hills – Hinsdale  – La Grange Park –  Riverside – Westmont 

Upcoming Classes

HOST a Class

Mental Health First Aid is perfect for your:
      – Staff 
      – Volunteers
      – Community Members 

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*Though Community Memorial Foundation Class 
                          
*Bridgeview – Broadview – Brookfield – Burr Ridge – Clarendon Hills – Countryside – Darien – Downers Grove – Hickory Hills – Hinsdale – Hodgkins – Indian Head Park – Justice – La Grange – La Grange Park – Lyons – McCook – North Riverside – Oak Brook – Riverside – Stickney – Summit – Westchester – Western Springs – Westmont – Willowbrook – Willow Springs

To Host a class in DuPage County

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Please make a requests at least 6 weeks before in order to ensure all requirements are able to be completed.

For more information on Mental Health First Aid- Click HERE

For more information contact:
mentalhealthfirstaid@namidupage.org