Mental Health First Aid

Upcoming Training Sessions

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

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.


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On average, 132 people die by suicide each day.

– American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

From 1999 to 2021, 645,000 people died from a drug overdose.

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a Mental Illness.

– National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

15.35% of adults reported having a substance use disorder in the past year.

- Mental Health America

93.5% of those reporting having a substance use disorder did not receive any form of treatment.

- Mental Health America

Who Should Take it

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

  • 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

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