Mental Health first Aid

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is pleased to provide Mental Health First Aid Trainings to groups across the state. The training teaches:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of behavioral health problems.

  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders.

  • A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a behavioral health problem or in crisis.

  • Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.

 

MHFA is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to support someone who is developing a behavioral health problem or experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

 

The MHFA training is designed for participants who work with people who have behavioral health concerns, but who do not have any formal training in behavioral health. The training includes a 5-Step Action Plan that can be applied to all behavioral health challenges.

Mental Health First Aiders are: 

First Responders

Faith Community Leaders 

College Students

Human Resource Professionals

Caretakers

Librarians

Community Members

Security Guards                                                       

Primary Care Employees                       

School and College Workers

Nurses

Parents

Social Services       

Coaches

Co-workers

Correction Officers

MHFA provided by GMHCN is unique. The trainings are recovery-based and are presented by Certified Peer Specialists who bring their lived experience to your training.

 

For information on hosting a Mental Health First Aid training at your organization, please email mhfa@gmhcn.org or phone 404-687-9487.

 

This training is offered by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network and is funded through a contract with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

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​​info@gmhcn.org
Tel 404-687-9487

Toll Free 800-297-6146
Peer2Peer Warm Line 888-945-1414
Fax 404-687-0772

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

1990 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 100

Tucker, Georgia 30084

Funding for many of the programs and initiatives of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is provided by Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Learn about how DBHDD serves Georgia at their website.

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