Annette Carbonneau 
North Country Health Consortium 
(603) 259-3700 x 221 

WHO: This training is for community members, providers, social services... everyone! 

WHEN: March 31 (Wednesday) @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm 

 (The March 15 training is now closed)

WHERE: This Mental Health First Aid training is a blended format, including a required 2-hour training to be done on your own before the virtual training on March 15 OR March 31 (choose one) @ 8:30 am–2:30 pm.

WHAT: You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack... Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor in need! Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based curriculum designed to improve the skills and confidence of participants in identifying and helping someone who is developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.

  • Recall the 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
  • Identify personal biases to facilitate better outcomes when assisting individuals experiencing mental health symptoms.

Continuing Education

Nursing: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 5.5 Nursing Contact Hours. Activity #477

Physician:The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW): This training has been submitted to the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. For an updated status contact Laura Remick,

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS): This program has been approved by the New Hampshire Prevention Certification Board for 5.5 Continuing Education Units in CPS domain 6: professional growth and responsibility.

CONTACT: For more information on continuing education, contact: Laura Remick



This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D04RH31641 for the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program and grant number H1URH32387 for the Rural Health Opioid Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Scholarship support is provided by The Doorway at AVH program as part of the State Opioid Response Program.


(1) Registration fee: $45.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE)

(2) Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) - 50% off: $22.50

(3) If you live or work in the Doorway at Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) catchment area** you are eligible for a full scholarship to participate in this training. 

**Doorway at AVH Catchment Area:
Berlin, Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Conway (Carroll), Chatham (Carroll), Dixville, Dummer, Errol, Groveton, Gorham, Jackson (Carroll), Milan , Millsfield, Pittsburg, Odell, Shelburne, Stewartstown, Stark, and Stratford


To ensure completion of the 2-hour pre-training requirement before the live, virtual training on March 31, please register BY March 17 :