Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a free 8-hour course offered by certified MHFA trainers in the El Paso area, either in English or Spanish. The course is designed to help the general public identify, understand and respond to an individual experiencing a behavioral health concern/crisis.

It introduces participants to the warning signs of mental illness and provides the skills needed to assist a person, just like CPR helps a layperson with no medical training, help a person having a heart attack.

The training is intended for a variety of groups such as the friends and family of an individual with mental illness, professionals, school leadership and staff, faith groups, or anyone interested in learning about mental illness.

To learn more or to schedule a training contact the EHN, Mental Health First Aid Coordinator at 915-238-1162 or email