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Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Training

Hopkinton Police Department

Offered through our Co-Response Traning and Technical Assistance Center, the Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety is an 8-hour course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self-help care. Participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, build an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.