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Coming Soon: Virtual Option for Mental Health First Aid

Thank you for continuing to be a champion for Mental Health First Aid! More than 2.5 million people are better equipped to help their family, friends and neighbors as Mental Health First Aiders.

As COVID-19 is changing our daily reality, there is an important need for MHFA to be available virtually. The National Council is pleased to announce that we are preparing to release a virtual Mental Health First Aid course.

First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced class, and then participate in a 4.5 to 5.5-hour, Instructor-led class using videoconferencing technology.

The virtual training will be based on new curricula that has been in development for more than a year. It includes expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care. Youth MHFA will include new content applicable for adults working with elementary-age children, including content on the impact of social media. The content is gender neutral and culturally relevant.

We thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference and hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Read more about how to #BeTheDifference during COVID-19.

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