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.

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. 

Class Details

  • First Call will host the virtual MHFA training on May 7, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

  • The class will be taught by Andrew Dixon, Reentry Recovery Advocate, and Sarah Emanuels, Family Services Counselor. 

  • Participants must complete 2 hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.

  • Participants will join virtually via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. 

  • Participants will need a computer with microphone and speakers, an HD webcam, and internet speed of at least 5 mbps to participate in the virtual course.

  • The 4-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training.

  • Please ensure that funding does not go to waste by communicating any cancellations in advance. ​

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST

AID (YMHFA)

WHAT IS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an 8 hour 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. 

Class Details

  • First Call will host the virtual YMHFA training on May 14, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (This training has been rescheduled. The original date was March 26, 2021.) 

  • The class will be taught by Megan Fowler, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, and Megan Keller, MS, MAADC II, Family Services Team Lead. 

  • Participants must complete 2 hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.

  • Participants will join virtually via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. 

  • Participants will need a computer with microphone and speakers, an HD webcam, and internet speed of at least 5 mbps to participate in the virtual course.

  • The 4.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training.

  • Please ensure that funding does not go to waste by communicating any cancellations in advance. ​

Please note: The YMHFA training has reached its capacity. 

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