Tri-City Mental Health is proud to offer free community mental health trainings to those who live, work, or serve the Tri-City area in the hopes that community members will become better educated about mental health and wellness for themselves and the communities they serve.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid [MHFA] will teach participants to recognize signs and symptoms of several disorders and provides an action plan that will assist them in a crisis or non-crisis situation. At the end of the training, each participant will receive a 3 year certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.


There are three versions of Mental Health First Aid available:

Adult Curriculum:

• 8 hour training – This training can be completed in one session or divided into two four-hour sessions
• Curriculum is for participants who work with adults, ages 25 and over
• Participants must be 18 and over to attend this training

Spanish [Adult] Curriculum:

• 8 hour training – This training can be divided into specific time blocks designed to accommodate the participant's schedule
• Curriculum is for monolingual Spanish speakers
• Participants must be 18 and over to attend this training

Youth Curriculum: [available in English and Spanish]

• 8 hour training – This training can be completed in one session or divided into two four-hour sessions
• Curriculum is for participants who work with youth, ages 12-24
• Participants must be 16 and over to attend this training

Everyday Mental Health

Everyday Mental Health [EMH] was developed to provide basic mental health information to anyone who is interested in supporting themselves, family, and friends in mental wellness. The training identifies the two most common disorders, anxiety and depression, and their impact on our everyday lives. This 2 hour training can be modified to 1 hour, if time is limited, and adapted to address the requirements of a specific audience.

The Recovery Model

The Recovery Model [RM] is a treatment model that is widely used in the mental health field. This model empowers members to be actively engaged in their treatment and increases capacity to be successful and satisfied in the healthy environment of their choice. The training looks at how this approach to treatment works and helps participants understand how they can be supportive to someone who is in the process of recovery. This 2 hour training can be modified to 1 hour, if time is limited.

If you would like to attend a training, host a training at your site, or for general information, please send an email to: cmht@tricitymhs.org

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