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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

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Youth Mental Health
First Aid (YMHFA)


What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an 8 hour (2-hours completed at home) public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.  


PLEASE NOTE: Course is open only to those who live/work in Missouri. 


Payment & Registration

  • ​The course is valued at $170 per person but is being provided FREE to Missouri residents by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. 

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