Mental Health First Responder

Our modern world presents us with many challenges. Mental health issues affect the overwhelming majority of persons at some point in life. When we struggle with mental health problems, it can affect our work, home life, and even our relationships. And sometimes the disruption it causes can be severe, even life-threatening.

The good news is that help is available. Unfortunately, many never get the mental health care they need due to shame and stigma, a lack of recognition of the problem, or they just don’t know where to turn for help. That’s where you come in — as a Mental Health First Responder (MHFR), you can become a bridge to the care a struggling person needs.

Mental Health First Responder training equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to detect when others are experiencing a significant mental health problem, provide basic support, and then help link them to the available care. The Caterpillar EAP team is offering several training options to match organizational goals and preferences.


Introductory Overview
This 40-minute, introductory training provides basic information about mental health and the Mental Health First Responder (MHFR) model. Participants will learn the basic components and skills needed to be an effective Mental Health First Responder. This course is a prerequisite for the Application Workshop. Register via Workday.
Application Workshop
This interactive, 2-hour virtual workshop builds on the fundamental skills learned in the Mental Health First Responder (MHFR) Introductory Overview. Participants are invited to apply the MHFR components to situations in their lives and real-life case examples. This application workshop is offered the first Thursday of each month from 9am to 11am CT. Register via Workday.