Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses
  • Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved ones
  • Connect persons to appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care

All participants receive a 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid!

For more information, or to sign up for other MHFA courses around the city, please visit: or visit for the library training calendar.

As part of the City’s Thrive NYC initiative, the NYC Department of Health is offering free MHFA training to all New Yorkers. MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises.

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