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 - this class is full, watch for future MHFA class options, or contact us for your group training today! 816-361-5900

  • First Call will host the in-person MHFA training in August 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

  • ​Facilitators: LaTanya Dumas & Bethany DePugh 

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

  • The class will be held at First Call's headquarters. 

  • 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. ​

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This class is full, watch for future MHFA class options,
or contact us for your group training today! 816-361-5900

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. 

Class Details

  • First Call will host the in-person MHFA training on May 6, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

  • The class will be taught by Megan Fowler, Director of Clinical Services, and Sarah Emanuels, Family Services Counselor. 

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

  • Should the need to go virtual due to Covid -19 safety protocol, participants will need a computer with a microphone and speakers, an HD webcam, and an 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. ​

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