Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage or CPR.

Sometimes first aid is YOU.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Cascadia is happy to offer our community Mental Health First Aid training every Friday in May. This 8-hour course teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Reasons to become a Mental Health First Aider:

  • Be prepared. When a mental health crisis happens, know what to do
  • Mental health challenges are common. 1 in 5 adults in any given year
  • You can help. People with mental health challenges often suffer alone
  • You care. Be there for a friend, family member, or colleague
  • Join the movement! Being trained in mental health first aid helps enrich the overall health of our community

Sign up for one of our sessions today!

Cascadia Admin – Lloyd Corporate Plaza (847 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100)

Cascadia Plaza Clinic (2415 SE 43rd Ave., Second Floor)


About the Instructors: 

Kramer Taylor: Kramer is an AmeriCorps Member, from the Mental Health First Aid Corps program. Kramer received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. After graduating, he acquired a job with Access Living, working with people who have developmental disabilities. While with Cascadia, Kramer’s service term will be spent serving as a Mental Health First Aid instructor, coordinating all aspects of the training courses, such as community outreach, building partnerships, marketing, participant tracking/evaluation, grant writing, and teaching the 8-hour course to members of the community. 

Icahn Saelao: Originally from Oakland, CA, Icahn received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Shortly afterwards he received his Master’s in Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from the California State University of Fresno, California. He first joined Cascadia in November of 2014 with PSRB, and came over to Cascadia’s Administrative office in 2016 where he is now a Clinical Trainer with the Staff Training Department. Icahn became certified in Mental Health First Aid Adult and Public Safety in July 2017.

About Mental Health First Aid USA:  

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care.