Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health First Aid training program is an 8-hour certification course to help members of the public better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies.

Mental health problems – such as depression, anxiety, impulse control and misuse of alcohol and other drugs – are shockingly common in the United States.  In fact, more than one in four American adults will have a mental health problem in a year. The National Council on Community Behavioral Healthcare has begun working with communities throughout the nation, including Quality Behavioral Health to implement Mental Health First Aid to arm the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The clinical and qualitative evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness, thus improving outcomes for individuals experiencing these illnesses. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit

This training is open to the public! Quality Behavioral Health invites caregivers, human resources personnel, firefighters, law enforcement, and any one else dealing with the public or with their own family issues to take the Mental Health First Aid training.

The cost of this training is $60 per person or $30 for students with I.D. in Clarkston. The cost includes a MHFA manual.

The cost of this training is $50 per person or $25 for students with I.D. in Pomeroy. The cost includes a MHFA manual.

Trainings happen multiple times throughout the year.  For more information call Thea Skalicky at 509.769.6038.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
8 hour Course

*Will announce upcoming training courses.

To register, please email the information below to If you do not have access to email, call (509) 769-6038 or fax to (509) 758-8009 or mail this completed form to:

Quality Behavioral Health/Garfield County Human Services

Attn: Thea Skalicky

900 7th Street

Clarkston, WA 99403