The Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) is launching a series of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification courses to first responders, statewide. The 8-hour course is valued at $150 per person, and is being offered to first responders at no cost through funding provided by the Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration. The courses may be delivered in-person, virtually, or via a blended combination of both.
In 2023, MHAMD will sponsor training for up to 600 first responders in Maryland. Successful completion of the 8-hour course participants will enable participants to receive a nationally recognized certification from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (NCMW). Participants will:
- Increase their mental health literacy
- Increase their confidence in providing support to someone in distress
- Increase their knowledge of professional and self-help resources
- Decrease stigma associated with mental health concerns and responses
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, visit MHAMD’s website