Adult Mental Health First Aid

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

1-Assess for risk of suicide or harm

2-Listen nonjudgmentally

3-Give reassurance and Information

4-Encourage appropriate professional help

5-Encourage self-help and other support strategies