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.
For Higher Education
2019 Mental Health First Aid training opportunities for UHCL faculty and staff:
- September 6
- October 8 & 10
- November 1 & 8
- December 13
Mental Health First Aid training opportunities for school personnel and community members:
Organization, church or school district dates are scheduled through Dr. Cheryl Sawyer.
Once your organization is scheduled, please have participants register online.
Mental Health First Aid training will discuss:
- 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).