Why Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

  • Employers & Business Leaders
  • Law enforcement
  • Hospital staff
  • First responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Teachers & Coaches
  • School Staff
  • Social Service Organizations
  • General Public

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help
  • Expanded content on trauma, addiction, and self-care, and the impact of social media

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies


DATE | Thursday, December 7
TIME | 8:30am - 5pm
COST | FREE for all participants

  • Lunch is provided.
  • Sponsored by Community Mental Health for Central Michigan

Training Location

  • Mt. Pleasant Campus
  • Morey Technical Education Center Room 108
Harrison Campus Technical Education Center
Mt. Pleasant Campus Morey Technical Education Center