Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Youth MHFA are 8-hour training courses offered by the Center. The courses  are designed to give individuals the skills they need to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.

Participants learn the facts and warning signs of mental illness and substances use disorders. Trainees are taught how to apply the 5-step strategy in a variety of situations, such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal, or assisting an individual who has overdosed. An important component of the MHFA training is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy. This simple experience can make it easier to actually apply the knowledge in a real-life situation.

This course may be eligible for continuing education credits for many different professions, such as nurses, educators, human resource professionals, etc. Participants should let the instructor know they would like CEUS. 

Public Classes

Classes cost $30 per person. Classes are typically held at the Bert Nash Center or offsite, which attendees will be notified of location.

  • Classes cover 8-hours of instruction.
  • Classes include a manual and snacks.
  • For effective learning, the class must have a minimum of 7 people. Classes may be cancelled if it’s unable to be filled.
  • To sign up for a MHFA class, please use the registration form below.

Private Classes

Classes held for businesses or organizations at their selected location, during normal weekday business hours.

  • 14 people minimum, 25 people maximum.
  • The cost is typically $30 per person.
  • Classes taught during a one-day seminar, two consecutive days, or two days spread out over no more than a two-week period.
  • Classes scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. Call 785-830-1723, submit the form below or email to schedule a session or for more info.

Register for an Upcoming Class