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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education course that trains adults to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and addiction in other adults and youth. The eight-hour course is taught by Frontier Behavioral Health’s nationally-certified instructors.

In the course participants learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues.
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders.
  • Steps to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or who is in crisis.
  • How to assist someone in obtaining help.

Course format:

  • The course is from 8-5 p.m. Participants must complete the course to receive a certificate valid for three years.
  • This is an interactive course with discussion topics, role-playing and simulation exercises.
  • Training is held at Frontier Behavioral Health’s Hulskamp Building, 103 E. First Ave.
  • Class size is limited to 25 participants.
  • Dress in layers so you will be comfortable with the temperature in the training room.
  • A non-refundable fee of $25 per participant includes a training manual and lunch.
  • Registration is guaranteed once payment is received.

For dates of upcoming classes at FBH call Tracy Duncan at 509.458.7453 or email tduncan@fbhwa.org.