Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training certi­fication course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions, and secure appropriate care for the individual. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews com­mon treatments. For additional information, click here

Resources for MHFA and CIT

Resources for Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Intervention Team Training 

Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. 

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families and other advocates. It is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention training to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment rather than place them in the criminal justice system due to illness related behaviors.   It also promotes officer safety and the safety of the individual in crisis.

Links:

  • Resource database – 211live.org or dial 211
    • Searchable website for any type resources (mental health and substance abuse services, medical clinics, food banks, utility assistance, housing, etc.)

 

Mental Health

 

Substance Use

 

Children and Families