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FREE* Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification training for the community. May 19, 2018

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DATE/TIME: SATURDAY, May 19, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

LOCATION: Innovative Transforming Neighborhood Center (ITNC), 4710 Auth Way, Suitland, MD 20746

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, CTS Consulting and Breathe Non-Profit are offering FREE* Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification training for the community.

Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid (certified by The National Council for Behavioral Health) is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year.  

Upon completion of this certification course, Mental Health First Aiders will be able to:
·        better recognize signs and symptoms shown and expressed by people experiencing a mental health disorder and or crisis;
·        provide appropriate support until treatment or further assistance is available;
·        help remove the stigma of mental illness and demystify the topic of mental health.

This course is 8 hours, not including a 30-minute lunch break. 

Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive a 3-year certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. 

For more information about Mental Health First Aid, visit

To learn more about Breathe, visit  

*Refundable deposit due at registration in order to reserve your spot.

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