Mental Health First Aid

logo-drop-shadow-2xMental Health First Aid USA 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.

In the Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

For outreach and general inquiries about Mental Health First Aid, please contact Sara Hynes at or call (630) 752-0066 x 216.

For scheduling inquiries or to register for a class, please contact Sara Hynes at or call (630) 752-0066 x 216.

Types of Classes Offered:

1. Adult MHFA
2. Youth MHFA
3. (Spanish) Adult MHFA
4.  Adult MHFA for First Responders

To register for a class, click on one of the class options below. Call NAMI DuPage at (630) 752-0066 with any additional questions.

Upcoming Classes

Date/Time Event
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Youth MHFA- 7/14/17 - 7:30AM to 4PM - West 40 (Educators/ School Personnel), Hillside
West 40, Hillside
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult Mental Health First Aid- July 27th - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM- Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove IL
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult Mental Health First Aid- 8/26/17 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM- Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange IL

Targeted Area List:

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

Want to schedule a training at your organization?

Contact our Programs Team!

For more information on Mental Health First Aid- Click HERE

The classes listed above are free thanks to the generosity of the Community Memorial Foundation and its partners, the Rotary Club of La Grange, Mental Health Association of DuPage County Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation, Illinois Children’s Health Foundation and the Lyons and Proviso Township Mental Health Commissions.

For more information contact:
Meredith Kober – Community Education Director
630-752-0066  x 207