Price: Thanks to a grant from St. David’s Foundation, no one will be turned away. However, a donation of $10 is welcome.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training that provides people the basic tools to help someone showing signs of mental illness or substance use disorder or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can save someone who can’t breathe or is having a heart attack. We offer trainings customized for specific areas of interest.
There are multiple types of MHFA trainings.
- Adult MHFA, offered in English and Spanish, is for anyone who wants to learn how to help someone showing signs of mental illness and/or substance use disorder or experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Youth MHFA is for anyone who works with youth and young adults ages 12-18 and 18-25 who may be in the early stages of a mental health problem, substance use disorder or crisis. Instructors review the risk factors and warning signs for this age group. The training emphasizes the importance of early intervention.
- Veterans, Service Members and Their Families MHFA is customized for family members and anyone who works with veterans, service members and their families. This training focuses on the unique experiences and needs of this population.
- Public Safety MHFA is customized for police, first responders, corrections officers, and other public safety audiences. The training provides officers with more response options to help them deescalate incidents and better understand mental health related calls.
- Higher Education MHFA is customized for anyone in a college or university setting. Instructors train students, faculty and others to recognize the signs of emerging mental illnesses and/or substance use disorder or to assist young adults in a mental health crisis. The training emphasizes the importance of early intervention.
- Older Adult MHFA is customized for anyone who works with those dealing with later-life issues. This training focuses on the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults ages 65 and over.
Thanks to a grant from St. David’s Foundation, no one will be turned away. However, a donation of $10 is welcome.
Trainings are held in various places in Austin and Round Rock. Please contact MHFA@integralcare.org for more information.
Online registration available: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/integral-care-mental-health-first-aid-8536986501