Mental Health First Aid

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone – friend family member, coworker, neighbor or community member – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate help. Anyone can take the 8-hour course – first responders, students, teachers, faith leaders, human resources professionals and caring citizens.

The course teaches participants how to, among other things:

  • Identify when a person is experiencing a mental health problem
  • Select and implement appropriate interventions
  • Secure appropriate care for a person experiencing a mental health problem

In addition, participants learn about warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. Each participant receives a manual to reinforce content of the 8-hour, interactive training and a certificate of attendance. Continuing education unit (CEU) credits are available for licensed professionals.

Sometimes the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.


ReDiscover has classes available for those that LIVE or WORK in Lee's Summit, MO. Available dates and times are below:

September 18th 8:00am to 5:00pm
September 25th 8:00am to 5:00pm

The website link is
You can also contact Dr. Osborn at 816.347.3289.

Johnson County Mental Health is offering the Youth version of MHFA on October 22nd.

Oct. 22 8:00am to 4:00pm
Hilltop Education Center
Spring Hill School District
16740 W. 175th St.
Olathe, KS 66062
$50 Registration Fee
Contact: Jenny Rodriguez 913-780-7880

For additional information about Mental Health First Aid contact:

Beth Yoder-Stein

For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit


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