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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a national, 8-hour course that covers how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training provides the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.  This class is relevant for not only supervisors, but all employees of an organization.  So far, over 2 million people have been trained through a base of 15,000 instructors.

You can use the course locator to find courses offered anywhere in the United States.  Also, there are two organizations in Spokane that periodically offer Mental Health First Aid training:

Frontier Behavioral Health

Inland Northwest Health Services