Course Details

The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone age 18 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. VSC provides training to participants who come from a variety of backgrounds and play various roles in a community.


In addition to the basic curricula that covers all industries, organizations and people, VSC Certified Instructors also specialize in providing modules that are specific to the following groups:

Learn more about our individual trainings:

  • Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety provides officers with more response options to help them better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health related calls appropriately without compromising safety.

  • The course is taught to police, first responders, 

  • corrections officers, and other public safety audiences around the country

  • Approximately 20,000 public safety professionals have taken the course, including at police academies in Philadelphia, DC, Seattle and numerous smaller and rural departments.

  • College and university students have unique stress and risk factors related to the demands of school

  • Statistics show that 75% of mental illnesses develop before age 25, making colleges ideal locations for early identification

  • Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education is designed with colleges’ and universities’ unique culture and resources in mind

  • Training students, faculty and others in higher education settings in Mental Health First Aid can lessen the severity and impact of mental health problems on campus

  • 30 percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment – with many experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression.

  • The Veterans Administration reports that approximately 22 veterans die by suicide each day.

  • Mental Health First Aid for Veterans focuses on the unique experiences and needs of the veteran and military populations.

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