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What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season.

How is Mental Health First Aid celebrating?

Many organizations use #GivingTuesday as a fundraising push, asking people in their communities to give to them in the form of monetary donations. This year, Mental Health First Aid USA wants to take a different approach – our focus on Giving Tuesday is giving back to communities battling high suicide rates. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • PART ONE: MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID IS GIVING BACK. The week of #GivingTuesday, Mental Health First Aid USA is offering a FREE course in each of the five states with the highest suicide rates. If you live in one of these areas, you can register for a course below:
    • Montana:
      • Date: Tuesday, November 29
      • Location: Radisson Colonial Hotel, 2301 Colonial Dr., Helena, MT 59601
      • Register: email Andrew Boyer at
      • Course Type: Adult
    • Alaska:
      • Date: Thursday, December 1 – Friday, December 2
      • Location: 6401 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99518
      • Register: email Jonathan Bower at
      • Course Type: Youth
    • New Mexico:
      • Date: Thursday, December 1
      • Location: New Mexico Crisis and Access Line call center, 850 Jefferson St NE, Floor 2, Albuquerque, NM 87109
      • Register: email Wendy Linebrink-Allison at
      • Course Type: Youth
    • Wyoming:
      • Info TBD
    • Colorado:
      • Date: Thursday, December 1
      • Location: NorthRock Church, 10100 Grant St., Thornton CO 80229
      • Register: click here.
      • Course Type: Adult

Check back for more information about the locations of these courses and how to register!

  • PART TWO: GIVE YOUR TIME, GET TRAINED.  Be 1 in a Million and sign up for a class in your area on #GivingTuesday. Find a course here.
  • PART THREE: GIVE YOUR VOICE, SHARE YOUR STORY. Already trained in Mental Health First Aid? Send a short statement about your Mental Health First Aid experience to Dani Poole and we’ll share your story on our Twitter account on #GivingTuesday.

Questions? Email Dani Poole at for more information about how you can get involved.

Sign up for a Mental Health First Aid class near you.