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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is a training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Select your curriculum from two great courses! Whether you work with young adults or as a first responder in our community, there is a Mental Health First Aid training for you!

Mental Health First Aid Class Registration call 330-455-6264.

Mental Health First Aid Adult A person you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone – a friend, family member, coworker, neighbor or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or crisis and demonstrates how to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course – first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals and caring citizens. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

Wednesday December 8, 2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday February 2, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday April 6, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday June 1, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday August 3, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday October 5, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday December 7, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mental Health First Aid Youth
 Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addiction or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders.

Wednesday January 5, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday March 2, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday July 6, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday September 7, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday November 2, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mental Health First Aid Course Information

Course materials included in course fee.
Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited
Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited

Mental Health First Aid Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the course.
  • $25.00 charge for course no-show or cancellations made less than 24 hours before the course.

Mental Health First Aid Class Registration call 330-455-6264.






Questions? Contact NAMI Stark County at NAMIStark@NAMIStarkCounty.org