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Mental Health First Aid
for Older Adults

Improve quality of life and learn how to assist and support older adults who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge by getting certified in an evidence-based, early-intervention training program.

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

Older adults have high rates of late-onset mental health challenges, like anxiety and depression, and low rates of identification and treatment. Whether you need to assist today or years from now, this certification gives you the confidence you need to have the conversations that will allow older adults to live as comfortably as possible.


Learn more: download the MHFA for Older Adults one-pager.

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Mental Health Matters for Older Adults

older adults have a mental health condition.
More than 1 million adults 65 and older have a substance use challenge.
Males age 75 and over have a higher rate of death by suicide than any other group.

MHFA for Older Adults Can Help

Reduces stigma
Provides resources on treatment options for older adults living with mental health and substance use challenges.
Teaches skills to help older adults deal with major life stressors such as losing loved ones, decreased functional ability and retirement.
Demonstrates support strategies to better assist older adults living with mental health challenges.

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To read more about how Mental Health First Aid is helping critical populations,
check out our case studies , or read our blog and filter by population type.

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