Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid teach you how to identify, understand and respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

*Source: National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Who should take Mental Health First Aid

  • Employers

  • Police Officers

  • Hospital Staff

  • First Responders

  • Faith Leaders

  • Community Members

  • Caring Individuals

Schedule a Training

What Mental Health First Aid Covers

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness

  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use

  • How to interact with a person in crisis

  • How to connect the person with help

  • How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose

  • Much much more!

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Average Number of Suicides a Day
*Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The ALGEE Action Plan

This course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE Action Plan. Learn more about ALGEE below.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training give adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

*Source: Mental Health America

Who should get trained

  • Teachers

  • School Staff

  • Coaches

  • Camp Counselors

  • Youth Group Leaders

  • Parents

  • People who work with youth

Schedule a Training

What Mental Health First Aid Covers

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness

  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use

  • How to interact with a person in crisis

  • How to connect the person with help

  • How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose

  • Much much more!

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of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment
*Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Treatment Services

Cherokee Health Systems
2018 Western Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921

Helen Ross McNabb Center
201 Springdale Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919

Peninsula
1451 Dowell Springs Blvd Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37909

Hospitals

Tennova North
7565 Dannaher Dr. Powell, TN 37849
865-895-8000

Tennova Turkey Creek
10820 Parkside Dr. Knoxville, TN 37934
865-218-7011

Parkwest
9352 Park West Blvd Knoxville, TN 37923
865-373-1000

UT Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000

InterFaith Health Clinic
315 Gill Ave Knoxville, TN 37917
865-546-7330

Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Ave Knoxville, TN 37919
865-215-5320

Other Resources

Peninsula Outpatient Center
865-970-9800

Mobile Crisis
865-539-2409

Mental Health Association of East TN
865-584-9125

Domestic Violence Services
865-637-8000

Sexual Assault Crisis Center
865-522-7273

TN Redline
1-800-889-9789

Suicide Line
1-800-273-8255

Transgender Suicide Line
877-565-8860

Veteran’s Suicide Crisis Line
800-273-8255 PRESS 1

Disaster Distress Helpline
800-985-5990

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

Mental Health Treatment Services

Cherokee Health Systems
2018 Western Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921

Helen Ross McNabb Center
201 Springdale Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919

Peninsula
1451 Dowell Springs Blvd Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37909

Hospitals

Tennova North
7565 Dannaher Dr. Powell, TN 37849
865-895-8000

Tennova Turkey Creek
10820 Parkside Dr. Knoxville, TN 37934
865-218-7011

Parkwest
9352 Park West Blvd Knoxville, TN 37923
865-373-1000

UT Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000

InterFaith Health Clinic
315 Gill Ave Knoxville, TN 37917
865-546-7330

Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Ave Knoxville, TN 37919
865-215-5320

Other Resources

Peninsula Outpatient Center
865-970-9800

Mobile Crisis
865-539-2409

Mental Health Association of East TN
865-584-9125

Domestic Violence Services
865-637-8000

Sexual Assault Crisis Center
865-522-7273

TN Redline
1-800-889-9789

Suicide Line
1-800-273-8255

Transgender Suicide Line
877-565-8860

Veteran’s Suicide Crisis Line
800-273-8255 PRESS 1

Disaster Distress Helpline
800-985-5990

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

Upcoming Adult Trainings

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Upcoming Youth Trainings

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