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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training LogoAbout Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training helps adults assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. It takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health or substance use by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address potential issues.

MHFA Trainings

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Office of Health Equity is offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings to the public to give adults the tools they need to provide immediate and practical support to someone experiencing a mental health challenge.

Participants will learn to recognize the signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults, how to offer and provide help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate care.

We offer two MHFA trainings:

  1. Adult MHFA is for interacting with those ages 18 years and older.
  2. Youth MHFA is for interacting with those ages 12-18 years old.

These in-person trainings can be taken in 1 day (8 hours) or split into 2 days (4 hours each day).

Request Form for Mental Health First Aid Training for Organizations: Please complete this form if you would like to schedule Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for your organization.

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Contact

Erie County Department of Health
Office of Health Equity
Phone: (716) 858-2385
Email: healthequity@erie.gov

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