In just 10 years, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has become a full-blown movement in the United States—1 million Mental Health First Aiders strong and growing every day. In 2016, the National Council for Behavioral Health made it a priority to train more First Aiders than ever before. Over the past two years, through our Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP), we provided nearly 500 scholarships for people to take the MHFA training. Our goal in 2017 is to train an additional 500 people through our partners at Compeer Buffalo, Mental Health Association of Erie, and Mental Health Association of Niagara.
One of our First Aiders shared her experience with us:
What is Mental Health First Aid?
MHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
Join our next WNY PHIP webinar on May 11th from 10am - 11am.