Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Why you should become a Mental Health First Aider?

• Be prepared - Just like you learn CPR, learn how to help someone in a mental health or substance use crisis.

• Mental illnesses are common - 1 in 5 people will experience one in a given year.

• You care - Be there for a friend, family member, or colleague. Learn how to start a conversation.

• You can help - People with mental illnesses often suffer alone. Learn when and how to step in and offer support.

For more information on how to become a participant, class host or class sponsor please call 262-605-6741 or narcan@kenoshacounty.org. 

Mental Health First Aid USA is coordinated by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health — we train and certify instructors to deliver the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course in your community.