Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), an internationally recognized program, trains participants in mental health literacy, understanding risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Eight-hour courses are given by our MHFA certified instructors.
Topics covered include:
The MHFA mnemonic, ALGEE, stands for Assess, Listen, Give reasurrance and information, Encourage appropriate professional help, and Encourage self-help and support.
The Georgia Statewide AHEC Network is proud to support a group of certified trainers who can instruct your group in Adult Mental Health First Aid. Our trainers have each attended a 3-day certification course offered by MHFA USA. Our trainers cover all regions of Georgia and offer a convenient, accessible resource to your group or organization.
This program was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of award no. U77HP03628. This program is also supported by the Georgia Department of Community Health award number 19001G. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.