SAFETY MEASURES FOR MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING:

All Mental Health First Aid training sessions offered by the Mankato Clinic are being held in person. We have put strict COVID-19 safety measures to keep particpants safe-

  • Class size limited to 20 participants
  • Training room configured to allow for physical distancing, keeping group interaction with the training facilitator in mind
  • Masks required for participants that are not vaccinated

We are offering TWO different options for this training:

Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.  See comments about the Adult Mental Health First Aid training from past participants below. 

Check below to see upcoming training dates. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  This course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents such as teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, and parents. See comments about the Youth Mental Health First Aid training from past participants below.

Check below to see upcoming training dates. 

The workshop is an 8-hour course from 7:45am-5:00pm.  The course includes materials and lunch.  The workshop takes place in the Mankato Clinic Conference Room in the Madison East Mall. 

Mental Health First Aid is designed to meet requirements for continuing education credits for most licensing agencies.

Click below for a map of the Mankato Clinic conference rooms located in the Madison East Mall.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental First Aid


Comments from Adult Mental Health First Aid Training Participants

  • Excellent content.  Well presented.
  • Highly recommend to everyone.
  • Lots of good info.  Helpful acronym.
  • Good info and well presented.  Removes the stigmas is so important.
  • Instructor was great.  She talked to people at a personable level, high energy and kept the class engaged.
  • Everyone needs to take this course!
  • The instructor’s expertise brings a great deal to this course. 
  • VERY informative, engaging information.  Will use in my profession.

Comments from Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Participants

  • The instructor had a very sensitive and self-aware approach to teaching others.  She was affirmative and open to exploration of questions and concerns.
  • Great to see the proactive support on educating others.
  • One of the strengths of the course is encouraging more conversations about mental health.
  • Well organized, nice flow.  Great info- easy format!  Not too overwhelming.
  • Excellent!  More teachers and community members should take it.
  • Learned how to recognize certain disorders and symptoms- the presenter was very knowledgeable.

Mental Health First Aid Classes

2022 Training Dates

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Friday, March 11, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

Add your name to a wait list

Due to COVID-19, we have had to reduce the number of attendees for each Mental Health First Aid training.  Based on this, if the training you tried registering for is full and you would like to be added to a wait list so that we can contact you about upcoming sessions, please complete THIS form.

Thank you!

Mental Health First Aid Bonus Materials