Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training for adults who work with or care about young people. The training covers mental health and substance use disorders in youth, how to recognize signs of these disorders, and how to support and connect youth to more help in a crisis and non-crisis situations.

People who take this course will need to complete the following for the 8-hour training:
▪ 2 hour online self paced course component (must be completed prior to live portion)
▪ 6 hour live instructor-led portion – Thursday February 22, 9:00am-3:00pm
This training is FREE for rural Wisconsin residents, due to a grant through the Rural Opioid Technical Assistance grant.






Mental Health First Aid
Friday – February 16, 2024
Online Session: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health of substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older. How to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.









Join an upcoming class to become a mental health first aider!

Much like CPR teaches us to respond to a physical health crisis, Mental Health First Aid teaches us to respond to a mental health crisis.


Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This 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 connect them to the appropriate care.

More Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid dates have been released for the first quarter of the year! Open to all extension and those who work and live in Wisconsin.  This will be most likely the final time that we will offer these statewide open trainings for no cost under our SAMHSA grant.

To sign up for upcoming trainings, please visit WiROSE website –

If you have additional questions, please contact Bridget Mouchon, Health and Well-Being Educator,

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