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Mental Health First Aid

Individuals can benefit from learning how to assist others in mental health crisis situations and take the necessary steps until professional help or responsible family members can provide care.

Certificate code: CE.MENTAL-HEA-AID

What is the training?
AACC's Mental Health First Aid consists of 8 hours of training that provides an overview of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Students learn strategies to use in a mental health crisis, including a five-step action plan and how to connect individuals with professional, peer, social and self-help care. The training is approved by Mental Health First Aid USA.

What courses will I take?
TPC-354 - Mental Health First Aid

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and a Mental Health First Aider certificate. 100 percent attendance and 75 percent on Mental Health First Aider assessment is required to earn a continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$85 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?
Student must be at least 16 years old.

How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by faxmail or touch-tone phone. Use certificate code CE.MENTAL-HEA-AID. Visit for details.

Related Training
TPC 355 Youth Mental Health First Aid provides a format similar to TPC 354 with a focus on troubled youth. It is designed for family members, caregivers, school staff, health and human service workers, and others who work with young people ages 12 through 24.

For more information contact the TEACH Institute at 410-777-2401 or