Mental Health First Aid

Be a first responder for your community’s mental health.
Learn to Identify, Understand & Respond to the Signs of Mental Illness

Mental Health First Aid Colorado logoMental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, public health training program that teaches participants the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges or crisis, what to do in an emergency, and where to turn for help. MHFA is implemented around the U.S. and the world. Research has shown that the training reduces stigma, enhances behavioral health literacy, and improves participants’ behavioral health.

Mental Health First Aid courses are either all in person one 8 hour day OR a 2 hour webinar (completed prior to class) and a 6 hour in person or virtual class period.
Course features:

    • Hands-on activities and practice
    • ALGEE, the 5-step action plan
    • An overview of local mental health resources, support groups, and other help
    • A resource manual packed with information on all topics covered in the course

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  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.

Course Cost: FREE


To learn more about scheduled events or if you are interested in holding a Mental Health First Aid training for your organization, workplace or community please contact Tom Gangel at or 970.819.2625

Upcoming MHFA & YMHFA Courses

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