Free mental health aid is now available

Mental Health First Aid, a free early intervention and public education training program, is available in the Philadelphia area.

The program teaches community members how to assist individuals experiencing a behavioral health challenge and to provide assistance until the issue is resolved or professional help is available.

Led by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, MHFA training dispels stigma and misinformation about behavioral health challenges that impede efforts to connect individuals with appropriate care.

“Philadelphia is using a public health approach to organize and implement MHFA in a manner that will create change and improve the lives of community members in the Philadelphia metro area,” said Dr. Arthur Evans, commissioner of DBHIDS. “MHFA is an accessible and easy way to make a big difference”

For more information about the training or how to sign up, visit healthymindsphilly.org/MHFA ••