Mental Health First Aid Training

Would you know what to do in a mental health crisis?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone who may be developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The aid provided is not a substitute for professional help, but may help in stabilizing the person until appropriate professional or other assistance can be engaged.

 


Mental health problems covered include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders. Self-injury as a symptom is also included. Crisis situations covered include suicidal behaviors, acute stress reaction after a recent trauma, panic attack, acute psychotic behavior and drug overdose.


Statistically, 2 out of every 10 members of your church will face a mental illness or crisis in their immediate family.


  • 1 in 4 Americans will be diagnosed with a mental health condition this year
  • 60.7 million Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year
  • More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease, cancer and AIDS combined
  • Every 13 minutes someone in the US dies by suicide