Employment and Employer Resources

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Support for Employers with Active-Duty Employees

Hire a Veteran

Support a Veteran Employee in Crisis

The Mental Health First Aid training provides proven practices to help you recognize the early signs and symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse, and suicidal tendencies.

DVS has helped to create a veteran-specific version of Mental Health First Aid training, designed to address the unique mental health challenges veterans may experience. Employers who participate in the training will learn how to provide support to a veteran employee experiencing a mental health crisis.

After completing the training, you receive a three-year certification in Mental Health First Aid. Each course lasts eight hours. Trainings are scheduled regularly in all five boroughs, even on weekends.

To register for a veteran/military service member Mental Health First Aid training course, email connect@veterans.nyc.gov or call 212-416-5250.