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Interfaith Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Interfaith Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Public · Hosted by American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour certification program, which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictions, and builds understanding of their impact. Similar to how CPR training helps a layperson assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA teaches non-mental health professionals how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder.

The ultimate objective is to identify and triage individuals who might be suffering from mental health issues in our homes, schools, and communities. Luminaries such as Michelle Obama have taken the training and have testified to its empowerment of individuals to help others deal with mental health issues.

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS: Advocate Health Care | Affinity Health | AMAN-American Muslims Assisting Neighbors | AMEL Education, LLC | American Islamic College | Ansaar Services | Arab American Family Services | Catholic Theological Union | CDRS Pakistan | Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance | Connecting Women Media | Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago | Humanitarian Relief Foundation | ICNA Relief | IL Muslim Civic Coalition | Inner City Muslim Action Network | Interfaith Mental Health Coalition | Islamic Society of Northwest Suburbs | J'adore | Lake Shore Muslim Community Center | Moms on the Move | Muslim Community Center-Interfaith & Outreach Committee | Muslim Women's Alliance | National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban | Niagara Foundation | Northshore Unitarian Church | R & R Event Management | Raaz Inc. | Sanjeevani 4 U | Women's Empowerment Chicago