Hosted by: the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
This one-day 8-hour certification course teaches non-mental health professionals how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. Participants learn the sign and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, where and when to get help, and types of help shown to be effective. The Mental Health First Aid course is geared to a variety of audiences, and these sessions are limited to non-mental health professionals working in NYC. To register, click here.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone who may be developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The aid provided is not a substitute for professional help, but may help in stabilizing the person until appropriate professional or other assistance can be engaged. For more information about Mental Health First Aid, click here.