Mental Health First Aid “is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.”

Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and Missouri Department of Mental Health.


This class is free of charge, but involves a commitment to the entire day. Please check your schedule to ensure you can commit to this 8-hour class. 


Class size is limited to 45 participants. To participate, you must be a student, staff, or faculty member of the Georgia Institute of technology.


Instructor: Lieutenant Tim Sharples

Office hours: 8am to 5pm