Mental Health First Aid Training
How We Help
Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized training that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness in their family, friends, community, and workplaces.
Life-Saving Training, For Anyone
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. This training is for anyone. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Association House offers Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings in English and Spanish, in-person or virtually. The in-person training requires an 8-hour time commitment. The virtual training is six hours with pre-work required.
“Mental Health First Aid Training gave me the confidence to ask directly if the person is suicidal, and if they have an active plan. Also, it has helped me to listen and provide a wider array of options for the individual depending on what is the best fit for them.”
- Program Participant
Find a Training
Community-based trainings take place throughout the year and are available at no-cost to you. To find the next training visit associationhouseofchicago.eventbrite.com.
Host a Training
If you are interested in hosting a Mental Health First Aid Course at your workplace, community group, or church, please call or email Myra Rodriguez at 773-772-7170 x3204. To cover program costs, sliding scale fees may apply.