Mental Health First Aid is intended for first responders who are responsible for responding to mental health emergencies. It is also appropriate for families of first responders and those who wish to learn more about managing a mental health crisis.
This course meets Connecticut’s Mental Health First Aid certification requirements for initial EMS Certificate and License Applicants under Public Act 19-191.
Effective January 1, 2020, Public Act 19-191 requires that any initial applicant for EMR, EMT, AEMT certification or paramedic licensure MUST submit with their application “evidence to this Department with their application that they have completed mental health first aid training as part of a program provided by an instructor certified by the National Council for Behavioral Health.” No other brand of training is accepted under this Public Act.
Mental Health First Aid for Fire/EMS teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.
A student workbook and Mental Health First Aid course completion certificate from the National Council for Behavioral Health which is valid for two years is included with this training.
$120 – Includes a student workbook and Mental Health First Aid course completion certificate from the National Council for Behavioral Health upon successful completion.
Attendance and participation in class activities and successful completion of the written examination are required for Mental Health First Aid certification.
Successful completion of this course results in Mental Health First Aid certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health which is valid for 2 years.