Mental Health First Aid availability is now extended through August 2024!

Did you know complimentary Mental Health First Aid Training Classes are still available in North Texas?

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation has a renewed Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Grant that extends through August 31, 2024. This grant provides the opportunity for employees, community members, healthcare workers or church groups to receive complimentary training in Mental Health First Aid.

Training is virtual with some live classes. You can find the latest class listings on our website at Join an existing class or form a group of a minimum of 10 for a private session. The class is six hours long with two hours of prep work prior. Once you take the class, you are certified for three years.

The class covers common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use; and how to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help.

Counties where the class is available includes Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise.

To find a course or contact an instructor in your area, email