Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training June 15-16, 2023

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally recognized skills-based training course that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges. This interactive, hands-on training gives participants the skills, capacity, and knowledge to support any adult—friends, colleagues, family members, and others—experiencing a mental health crisis.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize signs and symptoms that may be associated with a mental health challenge
  • Listen non-judgmentally and give reassurance
  • Apply appropriate steps of the MHFA Action Plan when a person shows worsening signs of a mental health challenge, or in crisis situations
  • Refer someone who may need support and services

The virtual training will take place over two days (3.25 hours per day with two breaks). Participants are required to complete approximately 2.5 hours of pre-work via the MHFA website before the first day of the training. After registering, participants will receive instructions for completing the pre-work and downloading course materials.

Participants must attend both days of training, complete all pre-work, and pass the final quiz to receive a certificate as a Mental Health First Aider. Participants who fulfill these requirements will also receive 7 CEUs.

During this training, participants will be expected to:

  • Turn on their camera and actively participate
  • Stay for the duration of the two-day training
  • Openly respect the viewpoints of others, regardless of whether they share these viewpoints
  • Ask for help, support, or clarification on the course material at any time during the training

We are pleased to offer this training at no cost to you, however space is limited to 30 people. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will maintain a waitlist once capacity is reached. 


  • Dr. Robert L. Wilson Jr., Doctorate in Strategic Leadership (DSL), Certified Performance Leadership Coach (CPLC), Certified Wellness Coach (CWC), Owner & Principal Consultant, Robert Wilson Consulting, Wilson Global Outreach Solutions, LLC
  • Jaimie Lea, MPH, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Research Associate, UNC-CH School of Medicine, Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the purpose of MHFA and the role of the MHF Aider
  • Identify the impact of mental health challenges on the well-being of adults in the United States
  • Describe the principles of safety and privacy for both the MHF Aider and the person receiving MHFA
  • Explain the 5 steps of the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE)
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact adults
  • Evaluate the impact of early intervention on mental health challenges
  • Apply the appropriate steps of the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) when a person shows worsening signs of a mental health challenge
  • Apply the appropriate steps of the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations
  • Choose appropriate methods of self-care following the application of MHFA in a crisis or non-crisis situation (for yourself)