Welcome to MHFA in Missouri

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course designed to teach the general public how to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatments and other supportive help. As a certified Mental Health First Aider, you will know how to implement the five-step MHFA Action Plan.

Participants in the MHFA courses have demonstrated improved confidence in providing initial help, increased the help that is given, and reduced stigma regarding mental health disorders. These results have fostered the international adoption and adaptation of the Mental Health First Aid, originally created in Australia.mhfa_blue

There are currently two versions of MHFA: the basic Mental Health First Aid course is designed for adults, and a second program is designed for adults who work with young people – Mental Health First Aid for Youth, which is currently available in Missouri.

 

 

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid by watching Jermine D. Alberty, Director of MHFA in Missouri, MIMH/UMSL

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Become a MHFA Instructor by attending a 5-Day Instructor Training in 2014

Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities – the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Only the national authorities can train and certify instructors to teach the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course in local communities.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the course is filled. Individuals are encouraged to apply early, as courses are usually filled 8 weeks prior to the course.

 

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 Youth Instructor Training Dates

Applications deadlines are 4 weeks from the training date. If spots are still available we may accept applications up to two weeks from the training date.  

St. Louis                           September 22-26, 2014         Apply before August 29, 2014

St. Louis                           November 10-12, 2014*        Apply before October 17, 2014

                                    *Expedited Youth Instructor Training In St. Louis                                        (ONLY for those already certified in Adult MHFA)

 

Please apply for the Youth Instructor Training using our online application system.

Youth Instructor Application 

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Adult Instructor Training Dates

Applications deadlines are 4 weeks from the training date. If spots are still available we may accept applications up to two weeks from the training date.

2.5 Day Instructor slots are sold out.  5 Day Instructor slots are still available.

                    Kansas City       August 25-29, 2014     Apply before July 28, 2014                               2.5 Day Instructor slots are sold out &  5 Day Instructor slots are sold out

    St. Louis         October 20-24, 2014        Apply before September 26, 2014

Please  apply for the Adult Instructor Training using our online application system.

Adult Instructor Application