Mental Health First Aid is a standardized 8-hour training course designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual experiencing a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis

Through lecture, role-play, and simulations, you will learn a 5-step strategy that includes identifying risk factors and warning signs, assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.

When you successfully complete the full day of training, the learning activities, and the final knowledge check, you will earn a Mental Health First Aid Certificate that is valid for three years and can be renewed.

Jane Brandt at jane_brandt@worlded.org will send you an email with all the details you will need to know about this in-person training.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
  • Recognize mental health challenges that are common among adolescents, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders
  • Use a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the United States and the need for reduced negative attitudes in a community
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources that are available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery
  • Assess your views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
03/01/2024 - 9:00 am to 03/01/2024 - 4:00 pm

World Education - 44 Farnsworth St.
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Educational Leadership & Program Management
SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising & Student Support Services
Topic Area
ADEI (anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion)
Education Leadership & Program Management
Trauma Informed
PDP Eligible
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