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Mental Health First Aid Courses
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Apply for NIC’s Mental Health First Aid courses coming in May and June.

Mental Health First Aid - 17P1019 (
Apply by: April 3, 2017
Starts: May 23, 2017

Mental Health First Aid – 17P1020 (
Apply by: May 8, 2017
Starts: June 20, 2017


Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour, one day course that teaches individuals how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps individuals identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Topics covered include Depression and Mood disorders; Anxiety disorders; Trauma; Psychosis; and Substance Use Disorders.  Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

Eligibility: Mental Health First Aid - Adult is intended for all people and organizations that make up the fabric of a community. Specifically, in jails, prisons and community corrections organizations, professionals who regularly interact with individuals with mental illness or addiction, or anyone interested in learning more about mental illness and addiction should get trained.

Supplement Materials: This program requires the following supplemental materials to complete the registration process: Applicants must submit a letter of endorsement from the agency CEO indicating an understanding of, and commitment to support, Mental Health First Aid development and training in the agency.

Assurance: Jails, Prisons or Community Corrections organizations who desire to receive this training must commit to the following:

  1. Provide a training venue to host the MHFA training for two consecutive 8-hour days (This can be at two different geographic locations within a single agency) ;
  2. A minimum of 30 training participants each of the two training days;
  3. Purchase training materials ( for participants. The approximate total cost for 60 participants is $1100.00.

Posted Mon, Mar 13 2017 3:54 PM by Susan Powell


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