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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



Community Members

Security Guards                                                       

Primary Care Employees                       

School and College Workers



Social Services       



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

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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