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By attending APC’s QPR training, you can learn to spot the critical warning signs and intervene effectively. Our flexible online and in-person sessions empower you to act confidently, providing life-saving assistance when it matters most. Start your registration today and become a key player in the mission to save lives in Alabama.

Mental Health Training

Would you know how to assist someone who is in a Mental Health Crisis?

Mental Health First Aid is a free training that teaches people the best responses if faced with a situation that involves someone having a mental or behavioral health crisis. The focus of this training is about gaining understanding of what people may need while in this crisis and de-escalation. Through this course you will gain more insight of recovery and resiliency and the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better.

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Who Should Take This Course? Everyone!


Course Information

When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Nonsuicidal self-injury
  • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
  • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
  • Reaction to a traumatic event

Topics Covered

Topics covered include: 

  • Depression and mood disorders 
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Disorders


Submit this form by pressing “send” below. Once your form is received someone from APC will either send you an email with available training dates/times and registration instructions or will contact you to coordinate in person group training. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting you.

Courses Offered

Adult Mental Health First Aid

The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone age 18 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course is primarily intended for adults to learn how to help young people experiencing mental health challenges or crises. It reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents ages 12-18 and emphasizes the importance of early intervention.

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches high school students how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives students the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary.
Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.

  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • Common signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis, particularly suicide
  • How to open the conversation about mental illnesses and addiction with friends
  • The impact of school violence and bullying on mental health
  • How to seek help from a responsible and trusted adult

Question, Persuade, Respond Mental Health First Aid

QPR is a national suicide prevention strategy for raising public awareness about suicide and better identification and referral of people at risk for suicide. The goal of QPR training is to prevent suicide attempts and completions, and to find relief for those suffering from suicidal ideation. Participants completing QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention should be able to 1. Recognize someone at risk for suicide 2. Intervene with those at risk and 3. Refer them to an appropriate resource.

  • Understand suicide as a national and local public health problem
  • Understand common myths and facts surrounding suicidal behavior
  • Recognize suicidal warning signs
  • Recognize risk factors for suicide
  • Recognize three protective factors against suicide
  • Understand how to immediately reduce risk
  • Save lives and help prevent suicide behaviors
  • 1-2 hours

Courses Can Be Taken


Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults...
live with a mental illness.
(National Institute of Mental Health)
1 in 6 youth...
aged 6–17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
(NAMI, Feb 2021)
41% of AL adults...
sought medical treatment for a mental health issue between 2017-2019.
61.8% of Alabamians...
age 12–17 who have depression did not receive any care in the last year.
(NAMI, Feb 2021)
On average, 1 person...
in the U.S. dies by suicide every 11 minutes.
(NAMI, Feb 2021)
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Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

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