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Mental Health First Aid

Class Length: 8 hours
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Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self-help care. The course teaches the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.


The course is taught by certified instructors with a public safety designation. These instructors are required to have a background in Law Enforcement, Corrections or Public Safety and are usually members of their specific audience. Mental Health First Aid has thousands of instructors in all 50 states, but often counties or local police academies find it makes sense to train their own instructors when they launch the program – often individuals who also teach the CIT program at the police or corrections academy. Instructors are certified at a five day intensive train-the-trainer course offered around the country.