Mental Health First Aid® training increases your level of baseline knowledge around mental health and substance use challenges. This training increases understanding surrounding the negative perceptions and stigma often associated with mental illness. Research shows that Mental Health First Aid increases mental health literacy, decreases stigma, and increases the likelihood that a person will intervene to assist another. During this training, participants also learn where a person can turn for help, and what resources are available when someone is in a crisis situation. Mental Health First Aid offers two primary curricula: The Adult training module and the Youth training module.

This mental health continuing education seminar is offered throughout Philadelphia*. Mental Health First Aid courses can count towards continuing education credit requirements in fields such as: nursing, social work, substance abuse counseling, and legal professions.

To earn CEUs, sign up for a Mental Health First Aid training at, as these instructors are approved providers of professional education units and BHTEN is a CEU-approved site.

(*Not all locations offer continuing education credits).

Register for Adult Certification or Youth Certification.


More About Mental Health First Aid:

Adult MHFA Certification is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, psychosis, or addiction.

Youth MHFA Certification is designed to teach those who interact with youth ages 12-18 how to help a young person who may be struggling. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, disruptive behaviors, and eating disorders.

Older Adult MHFA Certification is targeted at those who work with or care for seniors and older adults. The course introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults over the age of 65.