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Mental Health First Aid

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. This website provides an overview of Mental Health First Aid, news and updates,  and information on becoming an instructor and finding a course near you.

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