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Mental Health Awareness Training

Identify, assess, and appropriately respond to vulnerable individuals demonstrating the warning signs of a mental health emergency with Mental Health Awareness Training.

This free 8-hour training supports the application of potentially life-saving evidence-based mental health first aid as a first responder, employer, or educator in your community. Learn the signs of mental health emergencies and compassionately respond with proven, scientifically-supported acute interventions that facilitate access to local long-term treatment services. This training helps bring empathy, safety, and recovery to those you encounter in your daily life who are struggling with their mental health.

About this Training

This course trains participants in the use of evidence-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) techniques. Better understand and safely respond to those with acute mental health challenges, including reducing suicide risk with the established question, persuade, and refer (QPR) method.

Target Audience

Those who can benefit from this training include:

  • Employers
  • Police officers
  • First responders
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Primary care providers
  • Social service providers
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Nursing homes
  • Caring individuals
  • Anyone and everyone

Training Details

This 8-hour training will include a comprehensive overview of current, evidence-based models of MHFA and QPR as well as practical information on obtaining local services. The course can be modified to meet the needs of your organization.

This training is made possible by a Mental Health Awareness Training Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Registration and Contact

To secure your training date, please use the below link to access and scan the QR code. For questions, contact Erin Quinn at or 716-560-1452.

Mental Health Awareness Training Flyer