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Mental Health First Aid Training

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.

MHFA training

This training is fully funded by a federal grant from SAMHSA and is offered free of charge.


For Higher Education Faculty and Staff

2020 Mental Health First Aid training opportunities for UHCL faculty and staff:

  • February 28 & March 6
  • March 27 & April 3 (Canceled)
  • May 14

For Veterans and Their Families

2020 Mental Health First Aid training opportunities for UHCL faculty and staff:

  • May 18

For UHCL Students

2020 Mental Health First Aid training opportunities for UHCL students:

  • March 20-Adult MHFA (Canceled)
  • March 21-Youth MHFA (Canceled)
  • May 18-Veterans MHFA

Join us for an upcoming training session!

Register Today


Mental Health First Aid Training Discussion Topics

  • 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).


Questions?

For more info about registration:

Brianna Caldwell, MHAT Graduate Assistant
caldwellb@uhcl.edu

For more info about the training:

Dr. Cindy Cook, UHCL Counseling Services
281-283-2595
cookc@uhcl.edu 

Contact
  • Counseling Services

    Phone: 281-283-2580
    Fax: 281-283-2602
    www.uhcl.edu/counselingservices

    SSCB 3103
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 331
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.

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