Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in adult.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) History

MHFA was created in Australia in 2000 by Betty Kitchener, an educator and mental health consumer, and Professor Tony Jorm, a mental health researcher. In 2008, the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health brought MHFA to the United States. The courses are designed to teach people how to approach, assess, and assist a person who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health challenge or in a mental health crisis.