Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

• Assess for risk of suicide or harm

• Listen non-judgmentally

• Give reassurance and information

• Encourage appropriate professional help

• Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Participants who take the 8-hour course are certified as Mental Health First Aiders. The course is valued at $170 per person but is being offered to you at no cost through a grant. 

Cost: Free

Contact: Tina Edholm,, 660-882-5661

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