Mental Health First Aid - Central Texas Pilot

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Why is MHFA important?

Mental illness is common. Approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness and 50% of mental health issues can be identified by age 14.

Who should take MHFA?

Anyone who wants to help someone in crisis. Texas library staff can make a difference in the lives of library patrons and coworkers by taking this class.

What will you learn in MHFA?

  • Warning signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illness
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorder
  • A 5-step action plan to help someone in crisis or who is showing signs of mental illness
  • Professional and self-help resources

Instructor: Integral Care

CE Credit: 8 hours (certificates provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health will list the number of hours)

Audience: Central Texas library staff and volunteers

Cost: FREE! (courtesy of a grant awarded to Integral Care by the St. David's Foundation). Free parking should be available at all of the sites as well.

Workshop: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
30 minute working lunch - please plan to bring a lunch with you. Select sites may offer group lunch ordering and delivery - if such an option is available for the site you choose to attend, details will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

Please register as soon as possible using the information provided below. There are thirty spaces available at each site. Please contact Naomi if you have special space, equipment or language needs.

Date Location Registration Password Register
Friday, November 2, 2018 Austin Public Library - Central Library (map) mhfa11/2
Friday, November 9, 2018 Austin Public Library - Ruiz Branch (map) mhfa11/9
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Texas State Library & Archives Commission Lorenzo de Zavala Building (map) mhfa12/4
Friday, December 14, 2018 Pflugerville Public Library (map) mhfa12/14
Friday, January 11, 2019 Austin Public Library - Spicewood Springs Branch (map) mhfa1/11
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Bastrop Public Library (map) mhfa1/17

For more information or assistance contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
512-936-2586 or 800-252-9386 (toll-free in Texas)

Page last modified: October 26, 2018