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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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