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SCHEDULE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING 
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​Adult Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge among adults ages 18 and over. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid, sometimes called Adult Mental Health First Aid, is available in English and Spanish.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Youth Mental Health First Aid 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. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. At KLBRI, we specialize in Tribal and Indigenous Communities.

Participants who complete our training and pass a final exam will receive a certificate of completion and MHFA certification valid for 3 years. Contact us at info@klbri.org to schedule a training for your organization or group or attend one of our community offerings.

GET CERTIFIED AS AN ADULT 
 MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.

  • Understand how to interact with a person in crisis.

  • Know how to connect a person with help.

  • Use self-care tools and techniques.

GET CERTIFIED AS A YOUTH
 MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.

  • Know how to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.

  • Know how to connect the youth with help.

  • Learn expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.

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