Our Mental Health First Aid training course is built to Canada standards. Each class contains sections on causes of mental illness, signs, and symptoms of mental illness, response, and debunking myths.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by Canada.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2 – 2.5 hours.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:
Canada Labour Code Part II – Employer and Employee Duties
About a quarter of homeless people in a shelter lives with a serious mental health illness.
African and Hispanic Americans use only half of what Caucasian Americans use for mental health services.
2.4 million people in the U.S. live with schizophrenia. (Source: NAMI)
As a mental health first aider, you identify, understand, and respond to people displaying signs of mental illness and addiction.
Anyone can be a mental health first aider with the proper training. With our training course, you will be taught the skills you need to identify and respond to people who are in need of help.
To become mental health first aid certified, you need to complete classroom instruction and a practical evaluation. Following classroom instruction, you will take a written exam. You will need to pass both the written and practical exams before getting certified.
In a mental first aid course, you will learn about what causes mental illness along with accompanying signs and symptoms. You will also learn what actions you should take in a mental health emergency. Finally, you get to put your knowledge to the test in discussing how to respond to real mental health emergencies.