Isaac Sandidge - Mental Health First Aid Instructor


Awarded at Top Mental Health First Aid Instructor in the nation in 2021. 

Meet Isaac Sandidge. Isaac has been working in the behavioral health field for 11 years and has a passion for helping people achieve recovery goals. Isaac Sandidge graduated from Eastern Illinois University with an MA in Gerontology. Isaac organized, implemented and conducted New Employee Orientation for all staff within the community behavioral health organizations on topics such as Motivational Interviewing, Recovery Oriented Services, Personal Growth, Life Safety, Corporate Compliance, Trauma-Informed Care and Compassion Fatigue, Enhancing Consumer Engagement, ASAM,  Golden Thread, IL Rule 132, DLA-20, PHQ9, and Mental Health First Aid. He is currently an instructor in Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid with certification in Public Safety, Higher Education, and Older Adult modules of the program. Sandidge is also an instructor for CALM (Counseling on Reducing Access to Lethal Means, and Conversations on Reducing Access to Lethal Means).

Isaac is also the lead trainer for Compassion Fatigue for First Responders, a program developed in partnership with the CDC to train first responders around the state of Missouri. This content has been presented over 40 times and has been developed to specifically address compassion fatigue for behavioral health workers as well. 

Isaac is passionate about helping others. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, gardening, playing his ukulele and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters. 
Mental Health First Aid can be delivered in a variety of formats:

Virtually | 2 hours of self-paced prework followed by a virtual instructor-led interactive course
Blended | 2 hours of self-paced prework followed by a live instructor-led interactive course
In-person | 6.5 hour - 7.5 hour live instructor-led interactive course

Each format requires a skilled instructor with experience facilitating the course. Isaac has taught over 2000 Mental Health First Aiders and is well versed in adult instruction skills and group facilitation to ensure that you get the most valuable experience possible. You will walk away from the class confident in your ability to help someone in your life that may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Get trained today by contacting Isaac Sandidge and start saving lives tomorrow. 


If you would like to contact Isaac about setting up a MHFA training for you or your organization or would like to learn more about the program, feel free to email, call, or send a social media message. 


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Brighton, Illinois
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+1 (309) 306 - 1849
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"Isaac is very articulate and knowledgable about mental health. He made the 4 hour classes interesting and informative. I would recommend the class to anyone who has the opportunity to attend."

— Nancy Goodson
January 31, 2020
"This is an amazing course and Isaac is a great teacher! I highly recommend for anyone concerned with being able to assist in a mental health crisis."

— Mandi Taylor
July 16, 2019
"What a great class! Isaac engaged the entire class with his knowledge and professional and personal experience with mental health. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wishes to learn how to recognize and help others in times of crisis."
— Marlene Gueldener
February 10, 2020


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Mental Health First Aid
Isaac Sandidge, MA
Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor