“[MHFA] really gives you the skills you need to identify — and ultimately help — someone in need. Because you never know when these kinds of skills might be useful.”former First Lady Michelle Obama
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a national training program designed to help participants identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders within their communities. In the Texas Panhandle, PBHA is working to make MHFA as common as CPR so we can better support the approximately 1 in 5 adults who suffer from behavioral health issues. To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, click here.
MHFA is a free 8-hour evidenced-based early-intervention training. The class must be completed in full to receive the MHFA certification.
Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing measures, virtual and blended training formats will be available. In-person trainings can be made upon request, with space needing to accommodate for 6-feet physical distancing.
Virtual – 2 hours completed online by attendee and 4 ½ hours online with instructor
Blended – 2 hours completed online by attendee and 4 hours in-person with instructor
To register in an MHFA course or to request in-person training, contact Shawrlette Uy.
For additional MHFA dates, email:
MHFA Instructor at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center in Amarillo
Director of External Technical Training at Amarillo College
MHFA Outreach Worker/Coordinator at Texas Panhandle Centers
|Training Date||Time||Type||Format||Register by|
|Sept 25||8am – 12:30pm||Youth||Virtual||Sept 4|
|Oct 17 & 18||Sat: 1pm – 5pm|
Sun: 2pm – 6pm
|Adult (Spanish)||In-person||Oct 9|
|Oct 23||8am – 5pm||Adult||In-person||Oct 21|
|Oct 27||8am – 12:30pm||Adult||Virtual||Oct 6|
|Nov 7 & 8||Sat: 1pm – 5pm|
Sun: 2pm – 6pm
|Adult (Spanish)||In-person||Oct 30|
|Nov 13||8am – 12pm||Youth||Blended||Oct 23|
|Dec 11||8am – 12:30pm||Adult||Virtual||Nov 20|
MHFA classes are made possible by a grant from Texas Health and Human Services Commission.