It’s a bit like CPR, but for mental health conditions.

The Helpline Center is now offering Mental Health First Aid Classes.

It’s just like a regular first aid course, but instead the focus is on mental health.

The classes are free and designed specifically for anyone who may work with, or come into contact with, people suffering from mental health disorders.

Those who complete the class are certified for three years in Mental Health First Aid.

The Helpline Center also offers a Youth Mental Health First Aid Class, which is designed to identify the specific mental health problems in youth ages 12-18.

This free course is also eight hours, with an emphasis on early intervention, and how to help an adolescent in crisis.

For anyone interested in learning more about Mental Health First Aid Classes, contact Taylor Funke by dialing 211 or email her at

(Source: Helpline Center)