Mental Health First Aid-Youth

Youth Mental Health First Aid-Youth combines self-guided elearning and a virtual instructor-led session. All those receiving their Mental Health First Aider certification will also receive a $5 eGift card to Hannaford grocers as a THANK YOU for choosing to make a difference. CLICK on the tile of the course for more details.

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Made possible by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will be provided for FREE to those living in or providing services in the following counties: Androscoggin, northern coastal Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Waldo, York.
Those outside of the listed counties are welcome to attend for a price of $40 per course.
PLEASE NOTE….No CEUs nor Contact Hours are being provided for the Mental Health First Aid courses.

Mental Health First Aid-Youth teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses 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 appropriate care.

This training combines a 2 hour self-guided elearning with a 5.5 hour instructor led session.
This is an international program designed to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use. This course includes discussion and scenario-based activities to enhance the learning experience and offer opportunities to use the action plan.

Who should be trained in Mental Health First Aid?

Police, clergy, volunteers, employers & business leaders, corrections officers, nursing home staff, veterans and their families, first responders, and members of the general public can benefit from the information provided in Mental Health First Aid.

Please note: This course would not be considered a self-care workshop for clinical practitioners. 

Once you have registered you will receive an automated email from ““ notifying you that:

1) you have been officially “Enrolled”

2) providing you with a link to access a 2 hour self-guided course you must complete prior to attending the instructor-led portion.

3) your username is your email address and your password is: Connectme1!

Thank you for your interest in taking MHFA. Contact for questions.

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