Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
This training is fully funded by a federal grant from SAMHSA and is offered free of charge.
Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education
This training is for higher ed faculty and staff.
- June 4 & 6
- July 8 & 10
- August 5 & 7
- September 6
This MHFA training will teach:
- 5 risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use
- A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or in crisis
- Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).