Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Do you know how to help your coworker having a panic attack or your suicidal friend? 


MHFA Will Help You:

  • Learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders

  • Gain skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis

  • Discover resources to help a loved on​e

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Youth MHFA Will Help You:

  • Understand  the difference between typical adolescent development and a potential mental illness developing 

  • Learn a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations

Meet Your Instructor

T-Kea Blackman

In many cases, people around you want to help you but are unsure of how to help. As a person living with bipolar disorder and surviving a suicide attempt, I also know how draining and frustrating it can be to express your needs in the midst of a crisis. I became an instructor because Mental Health First Aid should be as common as CPR. I am committed to teaching caregivers and loved ones how to effectively assist individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.  No one should have to suffer in silence. Take this course to gain the skills to help a family member, community member, co-worker or friend. Mental Health First Aid is for everyone!

What People Say About MHFA

"I now understand the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and can better assist my niece when she is struggling. This course help me as a family member and medical assistant."

— Veronica of New Jersey 

What People Say ABout MHFA

“I enjoyed taking Mental Health First Aid With

T-Kea. The course taught me how to assist an individual in crisis, how to look for signs and listen non-judgmentally. She made learning fun and I look forward to taking the youth course with her.”

Christropher of Georgia 

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