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Mental Health First Aid

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.


Mental Health First Aid

You are more likely to encounter someone – friend family member, coworker, neighbor or community member – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate help. Anyone can take the 8-hour course – first responders, students, teachers, faith leaders, human resources professionals and caring citizens.

The course teaches participants how to, among other things:

• Identify when a person is experiencing a mental health problem
• Select and implement appropriate interventions
• Secure appropriate care for a person experiencing a mental health problem

In addition, participants learn about warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. Each participant receives a manual to reinforce content of the 8-hour, interactive training and a certificate of attendance. Continuing education unit (CEU) credits are available for licensed professionals.

Sometimes the best first aid is you.

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Take a course, save a life, strengthen your community.

For additional information about Mental Health First Aid contact:

Jennifer Krehbiel

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Annual Mental Health Conference

Mental Health KC Conference Friday May 1, 2020

Interested in speaking or sponsoring?

Find speaker and sponsor request forms below. We appreciate your interest!

Speaker Application

Fill out and submit your speaker application to:
Jenna Harper .

Sponsor Request

Fill out and mail sponsorship forms to: Metro Council c/o Wyandot Center 757 Armstrong Avenue Kansas City, KS 66101

For sponsorship inquiries, contact:
Carl Anderson .

Email Jamie Katz with any event related questions.


Community Mental Health Centers

The Metro Council includes these Community Mental Health Centers:

Comprehensive Mental Health
Johnson County Mental Health
Swope Health Services
Tri-County Mental Health
Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health
Wyandot Center
Mental Health America of the Heartland