Behavioral Health Training

Opportunities for healthcare professionals and other community members

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour, in-person training appropriate for anyone who wants to learn about mental illnesses and addictions, including risk factors and warning signs. This training teaches participants a five-step action plan to help a person in crisis connect with professional, peer, social and self-help care.

The training can help those who regularly engage with individuals who may experience mental health challenges and is most appropriate for audiences with no prior training or experience with mental health or substance use.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour, in-person training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, 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 five-step action plan to help young people in crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance use
  • Disorders in which psychosis may occur
  • Disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD)
  • Eating disorders.

Fundamentals of Behavioral Health

Fundamentals of Behavioral Health provides staff working in a healthcare or social service setting with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with individuals with behavioral health problems or mental health disorders. Students will learn to recognize, appropriately respond, and adapt to unpredictable situations that may be encountered.

The six-week instructor-led course contains weekly online learning modules. Scholarships may be available for facilities/students.

Fundamentals of Behavioral Health prerequisites & cost

A high school diploma or GED is preferred

All trainees must be sponsored by an employer, as supervised experience is required to complete the training.

If needed, completion of a Computer Literacy Assessment & Training.

Employers may have additional requirements (talk to your employer).

$1,500 per participant, due at enrollment.

Scholarships to cover the training cost may be available upon successful completion of the training.

Contact us for more information

RiverStone Health
Eastern Montana Area Health Education Center
123 South 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406.247.3297

RiverStone Health

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