Mental Health First Aid Training for Rural North Dakota Communities

Join the more than 2.6 million First Aiders who have chosen to be the difference in their community.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.

QHA is providing Mental Health First Aid training to increase the capacity of rural communities including the workforces of critical access hospitals, long term care facilities, and community service providers to use this evidence-based practice to appropriately recognize the signs and symptoms of individuals experiencing mental illness, respond to acute needs and refer to additional available resources.

This training also seeks to increase utilization of available behavioral health resources by increasing awareness and utilization of resource linking services through development of awareness campaign and materials to be used by Mental Health First Aid trainees.

Training will be ongoing with multiple trainings offered each month. Training requires 2 hours pre-work plus a post-test and evaluation. Click the button below to view upcoming training dates and register for a class OR visit ND Healthcare Partners Events Calendar to view training dates.

Upcoming Training Dates

Continuing Education Approval
This event has been approved for 8.75 continuing education credits as follows:
~Contact hours for nurses (North Dakota Board of Nursing)
~LCCR/LCCI hours for EMS personnel (ND EMS Unit)
~CEUs for Nursing Home Administrators (QHA is an approved provider by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for ~Nursing Home Administrators)
~Contact hours for Peace Officers (Peace Officers Standards and Training Board)
~CEUs for Licensed Social Workers (North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners)
~CEUs for Licensed Counselors (ND Board of Counselor Examiners)
~CEUs for Licensed Addiction Counselors (ND Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners)

This training has been approved for 8.5 continuing education credits by the North Dakota Board of Massage Therapy.

This course is valued at $170. Thanks to a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), learners may attend at no charge.

This initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).