Mental Health First Aid® Trainings

Posted by Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services on January 12, 2018

Trainings sponsored by the City of Philadelphia and DBHIDS at no cost to individuals who live, work or study in Philadelphia. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches community members how to assist an adult or young person who may be struggling with mental health challenges or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental illnesses (such as anxiety, depression and substance use challenges.) Upon completion of the training, participants receive a comprehensive Mental Health First Aid manual along with a three (3) year national certification. The Mental Health First Aid classes (modules include the adult, youth, higher education, veterans, and older adult trainings) are appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related challenge or crisis. To sign up for a no-cost training near you, or to book a private training for your place of work, school, campus, community organization- please visit: Healthy Minds Philly

or email: MHFA Philly at or call: (215) 685-3755. Sign up for a training today!

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