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Mental Health First Aid Training for Rural North Dakota Communities

May 9, 2023

Quality Health Associates of North Dakota is offering Mental Health First Aid training to rural communities in North Dakota. A virtual training session lasts for seven hours.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking skills-based course to help healthcare professionals and communities address the gap in mental health services. It will equip individuals with evidence-based tools to identify, understand, and respond to someone who might be struggling with a mental health or substance misuse challenge – and connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. These steps prepare individuals to:

  1. Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges
  2. Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance misuse challenges
  3. Understand how to interact with a person in crisis
  4. Know how to connect a person with help
  5. Use self-care tools and techniques


Eight of the trainings occur from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Central on the following dates:

  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 6
  • July 18
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 16
  • August 24

One training is offered during the evening from 3:00 – 10:00 pm Central:

  • June 12

No-Cost Training

This course is valued at $170 but due to a grant provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, learners may attend at no charge.


Registration for a training session must be made at least two weeks in advance of selected date.

Approved Contact Hours

This event has been approved for 8.75 contact hours for nurses by the North Dakota Board of Nursing and 8.75 LCCR/LCCI hours from the North Dakota EMS Unit.