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What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

Essential first aid training for anyone age 18 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or challenge. This course teaches you to recognize signs and symptoms and provides the steps to take to provide help. Participants will come away with the skills and tools to offer help to others and increase their personal knowledge.

Click here for an overview of the Mental Health First Aid training and what you will learn in each of the courses.

Upcoming Training and Registration Information

Adult Mental Health First Aid

  • Friday, June 22, 5:30-9:30pm & Saturday, June 23, 8am-12pm, Grace Church
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, July 10 & 11, 5:30-9:30pm, Faith Community Church
  • Saturday, July 21, 8am-5pm, Longs Peak United Methodist Church

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Wednesday, June 13 & 20, 5-9pm (must attend both sessions), Longmont United Hospital - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, July 31, 8:30am-5pm, Boulder County St. Vrain Hub

Mental Health First Aid - Spanish

  • Wednesday, July 11 & 18, 5-9pm, Intercambio

This class will be taught in Spanish. To register, contact Virginia Jones at 303-651-8444.

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Spanish

  • Saturday, June 2 & 9, 9am-1pm, Longmont Rec Center

This class will be taught in Spanish. To register, contact Virginia Jones at 303-651-8444.

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

  • Monday, July 23, 8:30am-5pm - St. Vrain Community Hub

Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education

  • Saturday, July 14, 8am-5pm, Longmont United Hospital

Thanks to the generous support of The Colorado Health Foundation, we are able to offer this class at no charge. MHFA will only be free for a limited time (the class usually costs $50), so we encourage everyone to take advantage of this great learning opportunity.

Click here to register for a Mental Health First Aid training. Look for the date of the class on the calendar and then click on the class name.

You can also click on the training name under the Events Menu. Please email Julie Phillips or call 303-651-8469 if you need assistance with the class registration.

Mental Health First Aid Tell-A-Friend Challenge

Did you find value in Mental Health First A? Do you know someone who could benefit as well?

Help us meet our goal of training 2,000 people in MHFA in Longmont! Get a friend to take MHFA and you could win a fantastic prize!

Challenge Details:

  • Tell a friend to sign-up for a MHFA class scheduled in Longmont in May, June, or July. Registration must be completed by May 31.
  • Have your friend contact Julie Phillips to register for the class. They must tell Julie that you referred them to the class.
  • Your friend must attend the MHFA class for your name to be entered for a prize. Your name will be entered each time you refer a friend and they complete the MHFA training.
  • Winners will be drawn monthly in June, July, and early August. You could win:
    • $10 Amazon gift card
    • ALGEE Koala Bear
    • $25 PetSmart gift card
    • $50 Sprouts gift card
    • City of Longmont Golf Expo pass
    • 20-visit pass at the Longmont Recreation Center

Additional Details

  • Only MHFA classes offered in Longmont by Supporting Action for Mental Health are eligible for the Challenge.
  • Only one person can get credit for referring a friend.
  • If someone takes MHFA in May they can also refer a friend to take a class (registration must be completed by May 31).

For more information or to participate in the challenge email Julie Phillips or call 303-651-8469.

Who Should Take a Mental Health First Aid Course?

Mental Health First Aid is intended for all people and organizations that make up the fabric of a community. The course is presented to chambers of commerce, professional associations, hospitals, nursing homes, rotary clubs, parent organizations, social clubs, and other groups. Professionals who regularly interact with a lot of people (such as police officers, human resource directors, and primary care workers), school and college leadership, faith communities, friends and family of individuals with mental illness or addiction, or anyone interested in learning more about mental illness and addiction should get trained.

Here's What People Are Saying About Mental Health First Aid

"I would highly recommend Mental Health First Aid training for everyone. The workshop helps everyone develop concrete skills to be able to support another in those first moments of mental health crisis until professional help is available. As a pastor, this training has been particularly beneficial for my parishioners giving everyone some skills to support each other at difficult times. This training prepares us all to help one another live and love and laugh fully. I'd encourage everyone to take Mental Health First Aid and be the difference for another." - Fr. Teri Harroun, Light of Christ Ecumenical Catholic Community

"I took the Mental Health First Aid (course last summer to learn how to better support students and employees at my college experiencing mental health issues. It helped me develop greater empathy for individuals suffering from mental health symptoms and disorders. Also, I learned many techniques such that have helped me personally. It’s an essential training to educating our community regarding mental health issues and overcoming the stigma associated with mental illness." - John Heisel, Faculty Development Coordinator, Front Range Community College

"I found the training relevant and helpful. I have a background in psychology and have had training in these areas before; the honest and direct way you addressed mental health issues with youth was refreshing. If we are going to be effective we need to stop tiptoeing around suicide and self harm and look at it directly. Most importantly, we need the ability to look across at a young person and not be as afraid as they may be. Your training gave valuable information and actual practice to educators so we can help our students instead of feeling helpless." - Desirae Vannorsdel, Teacher, Crossroads School

"This training was an excellent addition to our fall staff orientation, giving all of our staff common language to be able to discuss and deal with student mental health needs." - Barb Bulthuis, Executive Director, Crossroads School

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