Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses roleplaying and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

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In the state of Oregon, more than 18,000 people are trained in Mental Health First Aid. Over one million people are trained nationally.

GOBHI’s Certified Instructors

Instructors are certified by the National Council for Behavioral Health

Erin Rust, Wasco/ Hood River County
[email protected]
541-397-0542

Linda Watson, Grant County
[email protected]
541-620-0444

Sumuer Watkins, Clatsop County
[email protected]
503-791-6650

Jonathan Hankins, Columbia County
[email protected]
541-591-5045

Eilene Flory, Gilliam County
[email protected]
541-771-7449

Nicole Hollenbeck, Union County
[email protected]
406-241-8137

CONTACT

Erin Rust
School Based Program Coordinator

MHFA Statewide Coordinator/ Instructor

541-397-0542

[email protected]

Resources

National Council for Behavioral Health (MHFA)
mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Mental Health First Aid Oregon (AOCMHP)
mhfaoregon.org

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