North Country CMH routinely offers Adult & Youth Mental Health trainings throughout the year at no cost to residents of our six county region (Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, and Otsego). The next trainings are listed below.

If you work at an organization in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, or Otsego counties that is interested in organizing a special Mental Health First Aid Training for your staff, please inquire by emailing us at


Please RSVP no later than two weeks in advance to allow time for a pre-course activity. 
The pre-course activity MUST be completed before the day of the Training.

Adult MHFA

July 12th & 13th, 1PM-5PM (Via Zoom)
MHFA trainings are capped at 20 participants.
Additional Dates: Sep. 14th & 15th, Nov. 13th & 14th

Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. (Source).

Youth MHFA

August 3rd & 4th (Teacher’s Only), 9AM-1PM (Via Zoom)
MHFA trainings are capped at 20 participants.
Additional Dates:  Oct. 5th & 6th, Dec. 7th & 8th

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbours, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. (Source).