Journey staff members are available to provide training, consultation, and presentations in many areas of interest for behavioral health care providers, primary medical care providers, community agencies and groups.


One in four people have a diagnosable mental health disorder in any year. Yet, the average delay for someone receiving services is 10 years.

Like CPR or first aid, Mental Health First Aid training is meant for everyone. It is a public education training that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of a developing mental illness including anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

This eight-hour course uses role-playing, simulations, videos, and lecture to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis or emerging disorder. Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness.

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Contact Information

Dan Muxfeld, Program Coordinator

Call (608) 280-2566

dan.muxfeld@journeymhc.org