Mental health training and support

What is Mental Health First Aid Training: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a national training, designed for individuals looking to assist a person struggling with mental health concerns. This training provides information about mental illnesses as well as substance use. During the training individuals will learn a 5-step action plan to support a person in crisis and make a connection to the resources needed for treatment or support. Participants will get hands-on practice utilizing the concepts discussed in the training, through interactive group activities, role plays and discussions. Participants will leave feeling ready to “say something” when they “see something”.

Who should take Mental Health First Aid Training: Teachers, first responders and veterans, neighbors, parents and friends, people in recovery, those supporting a loved one and ANYONE  anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all.

MHA of Greater Dallas Training Information

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This evidence-based intervention training is to help adults identify, react to, and support a child (age 8-18) experiencing mental health or substance use issues or is in active crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to intervene. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders inclusive of psychosis indicators, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.

  • Participants must be 18 years or older.
  • Must complete all portions of course (prework and live) to receive certification.
  • Have access to technology- Course is taught online.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

This evidence-based intervention training teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges or is in active crisis in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

  • Participants must be 18 years or older.
  • Must complete all portions of course (prework and live) to receive certification.
  • Have access to technology- Course is taught online.

Each class requires a minimum of 10 participants. Should your selected class not meet the minimum requirement. We will notify you and move your registration to a new training date of your choosing.

Refunds will be issued on a case by case basis.

Upcoming Dates:

Adult MHFA: April 9, 2021

Youth MHFA: May 7, 2021

We are proud to partner with North Texas Behavioral Health Authority to offer even more dates for training for you to choose from!

Adult MHFA: April 21, 2021

Youth MHFA: April 22, 2021

For questions about Mental Health First Aid training please contact: Maddie Worley at mworley@mhadallas.org, Community Outreach Director and Training Coordinator