MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: Kenyatta Cathey and Paul Farina


Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. This training helps participants identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illness.


Attendance on both days required. Please mark both days on registration form. There is an additional fee of $20 for materials.  This session is limited to 24 participants. Registrations MUST BE RECEIVED BY February 16, 2018, walk-ins will not be permitted.



Kenyatta Cathey, LCPC, CADC holds her Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University and her Master of Arts from National Louis University. Ms. Cathey has over eighteen years of experience treating substance use disorders and mental illness among adult and juvenile male and female populations with histories of criminal justice involvement, chronic homelessness, trauma, and pervasive psychological problems. Ms. Cathey supervises and oversees all aspects of Haymarket’s thirty clinical programs.

Paul Farina, LCPC, MISA II is currently the Coordinator of Psychological Services at Haymarket Center, which focuses on assessing and treating clients with co-occurring disorders. His role also entails training and supervision of the Masters and Doctoral psychology interns at Haymarket. In addition, he is currently an instructor for the CADC preparatory classes taking place at Haymarket’s McDermott Center. Mr. Farina has over twenty-five years of experience in the behavioral health field providing individual, group and family therapy. He has assisted clients experiencing problems in the areas of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, sexual abuse, co-occurring disorders, and those involved in the criminal justice system. He also has extensive experience in crisis intervention with children, adolescents, and adults.