Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour training course designed to identify risk factors associated with mental health and substance use concerns. Participants develop pre-crisis and crisis intervention strategies by engaging in experiential activities to build understanding of the impact of mental illness on individuals and families.
Adult Mental Health First Aid
What It Covers
- Common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges
- How to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help
- Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care
Who Needs to Know Mental Health First Aid
- Police officers
- Hospital staff
- First responders
Three Ways to Learn
- In-person: Learns receive their training as an eight-hour, instructor-led, in-person course.
- Blended: Learns complete a two-hour, self-paced online course, and participate in a 4.5-5.5 hour, instructor-led training. The instructor-led training can be a video conference or an in-person class.
For more information, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
To access services, contact our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program coordinator:
(732) 542-6422 ext. 105