Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a national in-person training, designed for individuals looking to assist a person struggling with mental health concerns. The training provides information about mental illnesses as well as addictions. During the training individuals will learn a 5-step action plan to support a person in crisis and make a connection to the resources needed for treatment or support.

Participants will get hands-on practice utilizing the concepts discussed in the training, through interactive group activities, role plays and discussions. Participants will leave feeling ready to “say something” when they “see something”.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This evidence-based intervention training designed to help adults identify, react to and support a child (age 10-18) experiencing mental health or addiction issues or is in active crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to intervene. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders inclusive of psychosis indicators, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region is now offering Mental Health First Aid for Adults as well, as schools and community members have asked for help identifying issues with parents, adult family members and community members (volunteers) who may also be experiencing issues and in need of assistance. This will create a comprehensive and holistic “safety net” around the lives of the children who often don’t have the resources necessary to protect themselves from harm involving troubled adults.

Register as an Individual

CISDR is a proud provider of the Mental Health First Aid courses as we continue to empower our communities to assist in the lives of others. We want to train you! Please join us for this 8 hour certificate course with provided training material and manual, open to all adults (18 and over).


  • $40 ($20 for educators)


  • 1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Ste 125E
    Dallas, TX 75247


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions have been postponed. We will update this space as soon as new dates are determined.

Register Your Group/Organization


  • $40 per person ($20 for educators)


  • 1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Ste 125E
    Dallas, TX 75247
  • Or we come to you!


  • Please submit three date options in order of preference

Download the MHFA Training Options Packet



Thanks so much for sharing your expertise and time with us. It was a rewarding two days of training. I've already been sharing information about what we learned with others. Thanks again.

P.W., McKinney

It's great and uncomfortable at the same time.


Surprised by scope and content, with real world applications that make sense.


This course was very helpful in being able to deal with my child, who has a behavioral diagnosis, wish I'd had this sooner.


Excellent pace, many opportunities to personalize to us and our school district.


The information is presented in such a way that anyone can understand and act. Very engaging, not just sitting around taking notes!


Thanks so much for offering this training, I think I am now better equipped to serve the students at my campus. I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to not only hear about the strategies but process through skills learned.

Megan H.

I found the training very helpful and useful for the line of work that we do on daily basis. Definitely looking forward to more trainings. Thank you again for this opportunity.

Rebecca W.