Community Mental Health: Adult Mental Health First Aid (MFHA)

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 10 AM - 5 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Event Details

This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library.


Mental Health First AidThe NYC Department of Health is offering free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to all New Yorkers.


Register online at

This training will take place in person at Morningside Heights Library.


MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. Like CPR, MHFA prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of the professionals. 

Mental Health First Aid leads to:

  • Greater recognition of behavioral health challenges
  • Increased confidence in one’s ability to help
  • Increased amount of help provided
  • Decreased stigmatizing attitudes while promoting inclusion

Everyone taking the course must be at least 17 years old. 

​Participants must attend the 8 hours complete series to receive a 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid! For more info visit DOHMH's Crisis Services/Mental Health website

In partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


  • Audience: Adults, 50+, College & Graduate Students, Parents/Caregivers
Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing