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Upcoming MHANYS MHFA for Specialty Providers in Capital Region


Take part in MHANYS’ Capital Region Project AWARE. This project will provide NO-COST training to target audiences such as Specialty Care Providers. Future audiences include individuals who interact/work with armed services personnel, veterans, and their families; and Emergency Services Personnel. MHANYS will train these individuals over the next three years across these four counties Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady. 

Become a Certified Mental Health First Aider!

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.

The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn how to help an individual who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or concern. SOMETIMES, THE BEST FIRST AID IS YOU. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

NOTES for Classes Listed Below

  • Target Audience: Primary medical care office staff included and not limited to: MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, LPN, PCA, CNA etc, occupation and physical therapy, veterinary care offices, any medical related provider including frontline staff, registration staff, office staff, etc.
  • Trainings are limited to 30 participants in each course and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Training Type: ONLINE

  • PRE-WORK: 2 hours of self-paced pre-work must be completed 5 days before the scheduled training date.
  • ON-LINE TRAINING: You must have access to a computer, microphone, and camera for training participation.
  • ATTENDANCE: This is a certification course (not a webinar). Attendance is required. Only register if you can attend.


  • EMAIL COMMUNICATION: We will contact you regarding next steps. Respond promptly. Check SPAM if you have not heard from MHANYS.
  • CANCELLATION: If you register and cannot attend or complete the pre-work, let us know immediately. We will ensure all class seats are utilized by giving the opportunity to another person.
  • Please sign up for one class and mark your calendar!

This program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).