Identify. Understand. Respond.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges.

This basic course on mental health and substance abuse conditions will give you the skills to notice and engage individuals experiencing these symptoms which cause suffering. Through engagement, you can offer understanding and invite them to expand their care team with resources that can help. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this course. This course is foundational and part of the training curriculum for NCServes Providers & Staff, Peer Supports, and Community Stakeholders.

In person and virtual options will be available and updated below. If you’d like to sign up a group/organization email Alex O’Neil with the Governor’s Institute at Each training session is limited to 30 registrants. Trainings are all free of charge.

Jacksonville - February 28, 2024 - In Person [Registration Closed]
When: 2/28/24 (9am-5pm)
Where: The Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Hope For The Warriors 3245 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, N.C. 28546
What: Mental Health First Aid
Who: Roe Holcomb & Naomi Thompson
Lunch is provided
Virtual - March 6, 2024 [Class Full]
When: Wednesday March 6, 2024
            9am – 5pm
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Facilitators: Brad Wrenn & Brittany Gottschalk
Virtual - April 22, 2024 [Class Full]
When: Monday April 22, 2024
            9am – 5pm
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Facilitators: Brad Wrenn & Brittany Gottschalk

Frequently Asked Questions


Does this course have CEU credits?

This course is eligible for 7.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Check with your accrediting body if these credits qualify.

When will I hear from my instructor with details about the training?

Typically the trainers will input your information into MHFA Connect 1 week before the training. If you have not heard from them 1 week before please reach out to Alex O’Neil with the Governor’s Institute.