Time is running out – Mental Health First Aid still available to rural counties!

Time is running out! Did you know complimentary Mental Health First Aid Training Classes are still available to North Texas rural counties?

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation has a Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Grant that will expire Aug. 31, 2022. This grant provides the opportunity for employees, community members, healthcare workers or church groups to get trained in Mental Health First Aid for free.

Training is virtual with some live classes. You can find the latest class listings on our website at www.healthyntexas.org. Join an existing class or form a group of a minimum of 10 for a private session. 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:

• Ellis;
• Erath;
• Grayson;
• Hood;
• Hunt;
• Johnson;
• Kaufman;
• Navarro;
• Parker;
• Rockwall;
• Somervell;
• Wise.

To find a course or contact an instructor in your area, email mhfantx@dfwhcfoundation.org.