Mental Health First Aid Fresno

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Mental Health First Aid Fresno


Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking evidence based public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare has recently developed Youth Mental Health First Aid curriculum, we are pleased to report that we now have a group of YMHFA certified instructors.  A list of their names and contact information has been provided below.

 For more information please see website:  Mental Health First Aid USA


News & Events

MHFA Upcoming Training

Instructors for Fresno County

MHFA Instructors for Youth

MHFA Trainings — Past, Present, & Future

If you would like to request a training, please click below and complete the following form:

Please click below and complete the following form after completion of your training:

MHFA Instructors Recognized

On October 26, 2010, during the Board meeting, Supervisor Anderson submitted a request for a Proclamation to be adopted by the Board of Supervisors (BOS) in recognition and appreciation of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certified Instructors, and their commitment in educating other individuals within Fresno County.  MHSA invited MHFA Certified Instructors to be present at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting.  Supervisor Anderson recognized the trainers along with Donna Taylor, the Director of the Department of Behavioral Health.  The certified trainers that were able be present during this BOS meeting, were handed certificates.  The Director also enlightened the Board and the public on Mental Health First Aid.







If you have any questions, please email David Tijerina at:

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