Mental Health First Aid

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. Through engagement, you can offer understanding and invite them to expand their care team with resources that can help ease their suffering. 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 for a group/organization email Alex O’Neil with the Governor’s Institute at alex@govinst.org.

Each training session is limited to 30 registrants, and the sessions are all free of charge.

Virtual - July 24, 2024 [Class Full]
When: Wednesday July 24, 2024
            9am – 5pm
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Facilitators: Dave Martin and Danielle DiPrima
Virtual - July 31, 2024
When: Wednesday July 31, 2024
            9am – 5pm
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Facilitators: Brad Wrenn & Brittany Gottschalk
Virtual - August 7, 2024
When: Wednesday August 7, 2024
            9am – 5pm
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Facilitators: Brad Wrenn & Brittany Gottschalk
Virtual - August 16, 2024
When: Friday August 16, 2024
            9am – 5pm
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Facilitators: Brad Wrenn & Brittany Gottschalk
Jacksonville - August 21, 2024 - In Person
When: 8/21/24 (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
Fayetteville - September 6, 2024 - In Person

Date/Time: September 6th, 8-5p

Location: Service Source, Service Source (employment Source Inc.) 600 Ames St, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Facilitators: Sharjuan Burgos, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone and Debra Kinney, Alliance Health

Special Instructions:  Lunch will be provided.

Virtual - September 18, 2024
When: Wednesday September 18, 2024
            9am – 5pm
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Facilitators: Dave Martin and Danielle DiPrima
Lillington - September 26, 2024 - In Person

Date/Time:  September 26th,  8-5pm.

Location:  Harnett County Resource Center and Library, 455 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, NC 27546

Facilitators: Sharjuan Burgos, Steven A. Cohen, Military Family Clinic at Centerstone and Debra Kinney, Alliance Health

Note:  Lunch will be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.
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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.