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Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.


Class requirements:

  • Must attend Introduction / Session #1 first in order to attend sessions 2, 3, and 4.

  • Must complete ALL four sessions within a period of 2 months in order to receive a certificate of completion.

  • First come first serve

  • We recommend that you pre-register to make sure we have sufficient materials for everyone.

  • We have a class requirement of minimum 5 and maximum of 30.

    • If less than 5, class will be re-scheduled for the following month

    • If we reach maximum capacity, we will add your name to our waiting list.


If you are interested in attending a MHFA training, please contact KernBHRS Training Services at 661-868-7832 or

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