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in Fauquier and Rappahannock

Phone: (540) 341-8732
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GET HELP NOW

MEDICAL EMERGENCY ▼
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If you are experiencing a MEDICAL EMERGENCY:
CALL 9-1-1
MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS ▼
MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS ▲
If you are experiencing MENTAL HEALTH or ADDICTION CRISIS:
Call Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services 24/7 CRISIS LINE
CALL (540) 825-5656
For the 24/7 National SUICIDE PREVENTION Lifeline
CALL (800) 273-8255
For the 24/7 CRISIS TEXT LINE:
Text "Home" to 741-741
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Mental Health Association of Fauquier - MH Classroom
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Mental Health First Aid Courses

Testimonials from community members trained in Mental Health First Aid:

Everyone who works with children or adults should take this course to better understand what people are dealing with on a day-to-day basis.

Made me feel much better prepared to help my students.

So many of us have been in circumstances where we feel compassion for a situation, but don’t know what to say, or if we should say anything at all – this training changes all that.

I think the course was great. I went home with great knowledge of first aid for mental health. Thank you for sharing this information that I can use each and every day.

I’ve been telling everybody it’s the best training since NASA space camp.

This course has changed my whole perspective on mental health.

This was a very informative class. I was able to develop skills that helped me understand what a person with mental health challenges is going through.

What Is Mental Health First Aid?

The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County has been offering Mental Health First Aid courses in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties since 2015. This 8-hour evidence-based course, offered across the US and in several other countries, helps individuals recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health or substance-use related issue.

Within this course, you learn how to identify the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns as well as strategies for helping someone in crisis and non-crisis situations.

TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE INCLUDE:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Psychosis

Why sign up for Mental Health First Aid?

  • Mental illnesses are common – 50% of us will experience a mental health challenge at some time in our lives
  • Mental Health First Aid can prepare you to be there for a friend, family member or colleague who is struggling with a mental health or substance use issue
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use problems
  • Learn how to provide initial help to someone who is experiencing symptoms or is in crisis

The Mental Health Association of Fauquier County is thrilled that over 1,800 individuals in this community have been trained to date in Youth Mental Health First Aid and several hundred more in Adult Mental Health First Aid. We continue to offer classes free of charge to individuals in Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties.

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People Trained in YOUTH Mental Health First Aid in Our Community
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People Trained in ADULT Mental Health First Aid in Our Community
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Youth trained in Teen Mental Health First Aid in Our Community

We Offer Three Course Options:

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis.

ADULT Mental Health First Aid

ADULT Mental Health First Aid – This course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help another adult who may be experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis.

teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA)

teen Mental Health First Aid teaches high school students how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives students the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary. It is designed to be delivered in schools or community sites in three interactive classroom sessions of 90 minutes each or six sessions of 45 minutes each.

Upcoming Classes:

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

October 10, 2020 8:30 am

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

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Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

October 21, 2020 8:30 am

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

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