Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Bradley Hospital/Gateway Healthcare Mental Health First Aid Program is pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety, open to all members of the law enforcement community. Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety is an 8-hour course taught to police, first responders, corrections officers, and other public safety audiences around the country.  The training provides officers with more response options to help them deescalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health related calls appropriately without compromising safety.  Participants of the course learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety serves as the common curriculum for all of Rhode Island’s law enforcement community.

Register for a Course

Dates for new sessions will be added here soon. 


Bradley Hospital
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
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Kimberly Lafountain

Training Coordinator 

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


  • Program fee: $109
  • 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.