You may know CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. You can call 911. But can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis?
It's easy to tell when someone is having a heart attack, is choking, or can't breathe. But what does depression look like? Or anxiety? What would you say to a person you know who says they are thinking about suicide? How can you help in a panic attack?
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. People across the country - in all 50 states and the District of Columbia - are trained in Mental Health First Aid. They know how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions.
This course is delivered by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors who complete a 5-day training and meet certification requirements.
Become certified in Mental Health First Aid! Porter-Starke Services' certified MHFA Instructors offer two classes now available in Porter County