The Mental Health First Aid Act The Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015 (S. 711/H.R. 1877) authorizes $20 million for Mental Health First Aid. Under this funding, participants would be trained in: Recognizing the symptoms of common mental illnesses and substance use disorders. De-escalating crisis situations safely. Initiating timely referral to mental health and substance abuse resources available in the community. Training programs under … Continue reading Legislation