Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a national program that teaches skills to help people in crisis.  Participants in MHFA learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in various age groups. Mental Health First Aid is accredited by the National Council for Mental Well-Being.

Mental Health First Aid Training:

Get certified in Mental Health First Aid Training and help individuals who are facing mental or substance use related crisis.
Trainings are free and open to individuals 18+ who want to learn new skills for working with adults in crisis.
*Must reside in Marion County. Income eligibility guidelines apply.

Learn How to Respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE)

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

This training will also cover:

  • Understanding depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders
  • Risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns
  • Strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Where to turn for help

Upcoming Training Dates at MRNC:


  • Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (2 Day Training)
  • Monday, April 29th 9am – 4:30pm (1 Day Training)


  • Monday, May 13th 9am – 4:30pm (1 Day Training)