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Mental Health First Aid

Take a course. Save a life.

A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. You can learn an action plan to help. Contact us today to sign up for the free Mental Health First Aid course.

Upcoming Classes

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

March 6th, 2020 from 9AM – 5:30PM – seats available!
Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S Blake Ave, Sequim

May 14th, 2020 from 8:30AM – 5PM – seats available!
Hosted by Peninsula Behavioral Health, 118 E 8th St, Port Angeles

October 15th, 2020 from 8:30AM – 5PM – seats available!
Hosted by Peninsula Behavioral Health, 118 E 8th St, Port Angeles

The MHFA course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. Casual setting, bring a sack lunch.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – seats available!

June 6th, 2020 from 9AM – 5PM – seats available!
Hosted by Peninsula Behavioral Health, 118 E 8th St, Port Angeles

July 23, 2020 from 9AM – 5:30PM – seats available!
Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S Blake Ave, Sequim

September 10th, 2020 from 8:30AM – 5PM – seats available!
Hosted by Peninsula Behavioral Health, 118 E 8th St, Port Angeles

The YMHFA course is appropriate for anyone 16 years and older who wants to learn how to help a young person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions in teens and young adults. Casual setting, bring a sack lunch.

Space is limited! Reserve your seat today.

Contact Kathy Hansen at Peninsula Behavioral Health to reserve your seat for a MHFA or YMHFA training, or to be added to the waitlist. Call (360) 457-0431 ext. 139 or click here to email kathyh@peninsulabehavioral.org

What is Adult Mental Health First Aid?

The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.