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Mental Health First Aid for Urban Indian Organizations

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Mental Health First Aid for Urban Indian Organizations

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 – 6:30 p.m. EST

Registration for This Training Is Full

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is a crucial skill-based training that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Trainees will learn to utilize the MHFA action plan to provide initial help and support to those in their communities who may be developing or experiencing a potential mental illness or substance use problem. This training requires two hours of self-paced prework and 6.5 hours of training. Please note that space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will close on December 19, 2023.


Participants will learn the skills to assist clients and/or patients through challenging mental health concerns and receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate. 


By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges; 
  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges; 
  • Interact with a person in crisis; 
  • Connect a person with help; and,
  • Learn how to respond with the MHFA Action Plan. 


  • Molly Siegel, Public Health Associate, NCUIH 
  • Jaymee Bird-Galloway, Member of Ohkay Owingeh (formerly known as San Juan Pueblo), Native Connections TTA Center, Three Star Government Solutions, LLC 


  • UIO ED/CEOs & UIO Staff 

This training will cover sensitive topics and will include the NCUIH culture keeper to provide a healing space for those in need. For additional information about the NCUIH training, please contact Molly Siegel at msiegel@ncuih.org. Additional FAQs about MHFA training can be found at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/faq. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does the training cost?
There will be no cost to trainees. This event is made possible by the Indian Health Services Award: H723IHS0006-03-00, FAIN # H723IHS0006, Federal Award Date 12/01/2022. This event is solely the responsibility of the National Council of Urban Indian Health and does not necessarily represent the views of Indian Health Services or the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Why is registration/participation limited?
Registration/Participation is limited to 20 people because of training costs and subject sensitivity. 

Will the training be recorded?
No, this training cannot be recorded due to subject sensitivity and MHFA requirements. Trainees will have access to a plethora of materials before and after training to refer to. The MHFA materials and training will not be posted on the NCUIH website. 

When does the event registration close?
Event registration closes on 12/19/2023 to allow registrants ample time to complete the necessary prework before the training. 

What is the MHFA training Prework?
After NCUIH has confirmed your registration for the training, you will be registered into the Mental Health First Aid portal. Once you complete your profile, you must complete modules 1-9 prior to the training. These modules do not need to be completed in one sitting but will take two hours in total to complete. Trainees who do not complete the necessary prework cannot take the training. 

Will the training have breaks?
The 6.5-hour training will have two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break. 

Is the training interactive?
Yes, the training will require participants to answer questions individually and as a group throughout the training. 

How long will my MHFA training certification be good for?
MHFA certification is valid for three years. After three years, you must take a recertification course to maintain up-to-date certification.


January 19
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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