Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

This training helps attendees identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Currently, there are two specific trainings offered – one that focuses on mental health issues in adults, and a second training that addresses mental health issues experienced by youth. Both of these trainings are provided routinely in the New River Valley. The schedule of upcoming trainings is provided below:

Thursday, May 9, 2019
YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Training
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christiansburg Presbyterian Church (107 W. Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073)
Register here

Friday, July 12, 2019
ADULT Mental Health First Aid Training
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NRVCS Radford Center (401 W. Main Street, Radford, VA 24141)
(Registration link coming soon!)

For more information on Mental Health First Aid, click here.