Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Adults: Legal Community

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour course that equips people who don’t have special expertise in behavioral health care with the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.

The number of individuals who are mentally ill, have developmental disabilities, or have substance use disorders currently challenges the criminal justice system. Mental Health First Aid is a useful tool for attorneys, judges, court employees, mediators, paralegals, victim advocates, court-appointed special advocates, legal practice professionals, and volunteers. Upon completing the course, participants are certified as mental health first aiders for three years.

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Register for a Course

All programs are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dates for new sessions will be added here soon. 


Bradley Hospital
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
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Training Coordinator 

Kimberly Lafountain
  • Kimberly Lafountain, LMHC Behavioral Education Development Specialist, Department of Behavioral Education, Bradley Hospital
    MHFA Certified Instructor


  • Program fee:
    • Adults - legal community: $129 (to include CLE credits)
  • For group reservations, contact Kim Lafountain, LMHC at 401-606-5759 or email
  • Online registration closes two days before the event date.
  • Phone registration: Please call the department of behavioral education at 401-432-1087.
  • Refund/cancellation information: Training fees are not refundable. Should unforeseen circumstances cause you to no longer be available on the date of your training, you may send an alternate attendant to the event at no additional charge. To request such a change, please email Pat Perry at
  • To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.