Identify. Understand. Respond.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.


Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Mental Health First Aiders are: 
Teachers, first responders and veterans. They’re neighbors, parents and friends. They’re people in recovery, and those supporting a loved one They’re First Ladies and Mayors. Mental Health First Aiders are anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all.


Upcoming 2022 Classes

Youth MHFA (for adults who work with youth)

Thursday, June 23 9am-2pm

Location: Norwood Young America, MN (St John’s Lutheran Church)
For: Public
Instructors: Melanie Moberg & Christine Passig

Adult MHFA (for adults who work with adults)

Wednesday, July 27 9am-3pm

Location: McLeod County Fairgrounds (Hutchinson)
For: Public
Instructor: Tammy Diehn


QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer
The three simple steps anyone can learn
to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. It is the most widely taught gatekeeper training in the United States that teaches best practices in suicide prevention. 


This FREE QPR gatekeeper training is intended for community members 18 years and older and professionals including health care workers, first responders, law enforcement, educators, clergy, bankers, lawyers and more! Certificate of Attendance for professional Continuing Ed.

Upcoming 2022 Classes

Wednesday, September 7 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Norwood Young America, MN (Lions Shelter)
For: Public
Instructor: Tammy Diehn
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Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
or text the Crisis Text Line
Text “TALK” to 741741