Types of Trainings:

Adult IN PERSON training is an 8-hour training held in person.  Class usually runs 8 am - 5 pm or can be offered in two 4.5 hour days.

Adult BLENDED training requires learners to complete 2.5 hours of pre-work online and then attend 6.5 hours of IN PERSON training to complete the program.

 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary

Mental Health First Aid will provide certification to participants once the course and required documents are completed. Certification is good for three years.

West Central Missouri AHEC has obtained funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide FREE adult MHFA trainings to individuals and organizations. 

 

If you are in the Kansas City metro area and would like to schedule a training for your staff, please contact Jordan McKinney at kcht.coordinator@gmail.com.

If you are located in Lafayette County please contact Melissa Smith at melissa.smith@hccnetwork.org.

*This training is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $35,569,951 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS.  The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

 

**Funding for this program was provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, through the Health Disparities Program Office, Contract #CS221769001."