Mental Health First Aid

In a world where mental health is as crucial as physical well-being, being equipped with the tools to offer support can be a game-changer. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is not just a program; it's a transformative experience that empowers individuals to be the first line of defense in the face of mental health challenges.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

MHFA is an evidence-based public education program designed to impart invaluable skills for assisting someone in the midst of a mental health crisis. It goes beyond awareness, focusing on practical techniques that can bridge the gap until professional help arrives. Imagine the impact if responding to a mental health crisis becomes as commonplace as administering CPR during a cardiac emergency.

Who Can Benefit?

MHFA is for everyone. Whether you're an educator, a corporate leader, a healthcare professional, a community volunteer, or simply a concerned citizen, this training is for you. It's about creating a community where support is universal, breaking down stigmas, and fostering understanding.

Why MHFA Training?

Did you know that you're statistically more likely to encounter someone facing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack? MHFA training opens your eyes to the signs, teaches you how to communicate effectively, and guides you in connecting those in need with appropriate professional help. It's about becoming a lifeline in a world where mental health matters.

Mental Health First Aid is not just a course; it's a movement. It's about fostering a community that understands, supports, and uplifts one another. Join us in this transformative journey, and let's make responding to mental health crises as instinctive as extending a helping hand. Together, we can create a world where everyone's mental health is a priority.

MHFA training classes

Join our MHFA training classes open to the public. For a nominal fee, you can embark on a journey that not only enriches your knowledge but equips you with the power to make a positive impact on the lives of others. The investment you make in this training is an investment in the well-being of your community. 

Be the catalyst for change in your community.  Be the Change You Want to See.

MHFA Trainings- Open to the Public Classes 

For organizations/companies/schools interested in setting up a MHFA training at their site, call 630-646-5158 or email

Mental Health First Aid talk show

The Mental Health First Aid talk show is a pre-recorded 30-minute show on mental health topics. The show discusses current mental/behavioral health topics and treatment. Learn more about Mental Health First Aid in this YouTube video series.

MHFA consortium instructors

Many individuals wonder how they can embark on the journey to become an MHFA instructor, and we're here to guide you through that process.  Our experienced team at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is among the first in the Midwest to receive specialized training to teach Mental Health First Aid. Our mission is clear: we aim to make responding to a mental health crisis as commonplace as administering CPR in a cardiac emergency.

The MHFA Consortium, a collective of individuals committed to mental health advocacy.  If you're interested in joining this vital initiative and becoming a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor, we invite you to explore the resources available on the Mental Health First Aid website.

Once you've obtained your instructor certification, the next step is to consider becoming part of our consortium of instructors. Connect with us by calling 630-646-5158 or via email at

Linden Oaks locations