Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid

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833 Chestnut St 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 210 Room B01 Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Two half-day trainings

Thursday, 9/13 7:45 am - 12:30 PM and Thursday, 9/20 7:45 am - 12:30 PM.

You must attend both sessions in order to receive the certificate.

Mental Health First Aid is a ground-breaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Those who take the 8 hour Mental Health First Aid course become certified as Mental Health First Aiders and learn a 5‐step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.


*How to help persons developing a mental illness or in a crisis

*Recognize signs of addictions and mental illnesses

*Learn a 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help

*Realize the impact of mental and substance use disorders

*Develop awareness of local resources and where to turn for help

Cost of training is $100 for Jefferson faculty and staff. Fee covers breakfast, training manual, and course. After you register, you will be contacted about paying for the training.