Mental Health First Aid is Here!

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training program that is designed to offer help to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves.  The training is trying to address several issues:

  • Mental health issues are common;
  • Stigma is associated with mental health issues;
  • Professional help is not always on hand;
  • Individuals with mental health issues often do not seek help; and
  • Most importantly, many people are not well informed about mental health issues and do not know how to respond.

The Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board has several trainers available to train both the Adult module and Youth module.

Adult Mental Health First Aid is for persons 18 and older.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is for persons 12-17 years old.  The trainings are designed for adult learners and while they can be taken by professionals in the field, the target audience is the general public who do not have a great deal of knowledge about mental health issues and how to assist a person in crisis.

For more information about having a training offered to your organization, group or church, please contact:   Mary Wolff, CLC Coordinator at 732-5415 or email at