Mental Health First Aid Training

Why Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training 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 problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

On average, there are
suicides a day.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

From 1999 to 2016,
people died from drug overdose.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nearly in 5 U.S
adults live with a mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health via the
National Survey on Drug use and Health
and the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services

 Who Should Take It:

  • Employers
  • Police Officers
  • Hospital Staff
  • First Responders
  • Faith Leaders
  • Community Members
  • Caring Individuals
 What It Covers:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect the person with help.
  • New: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
  • Listen nonjudgmentally.
  • Give reassurance and information.
  • Encourage appropriate professional help.
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
 Mental Health First Aid Courses available in Nassau County, NY:
  • Adult (English / Spanish)
  • Older Adults
  • Youth (English / Spanish)
  • Public Safety
  • Faith Based
  • Veterans
  • Higher Education

Trainings are Free of Charge

To Schedule a Training Contact:

 Nassau County Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services


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