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Welcome to the Mental Health First Aid public education program. Below you will find the options for the General Public, Public Safety, and Higher Education certification. Please click on the desired training course in red for date, time, location, and registration. 

ABOUT

 

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationís National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

 

Who should take it?

 

  • 1st Responders
  • Caring Individuals
  • Community Members
  • Employers
  • Faith Leaders
  • Hospital Staff
  • Police Officers

 

What it covers?

 

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help
  • How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose
 

Event Details


TBD

 

 

 

ABOUT

 

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationís National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

 

Who should take it?

 

  • 911 Dispatch staff
  • Corrections officers
  • Law enforcement
  • Other first responders

 

What it covers?

 

  • Defusing crises
  • Promoting mental health literacy
  • Combating stigma of mental illness
  • Enabling early invention through recognition of signs and symptoms
  • Connecting people to care
 

Event Details


TBD

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationís National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

 

Who should take it?

 

    • Academic Advisors
    • Administrators
    • Campus Clergy
    • Campus Law Enforcement
    • Coaches and Athletic Personnel
    • Counselors
    • Faculty Members
    • Financial Aid Employees

     

    What it covers?

     

    • A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health.
    • A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education.
    • Applying the action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students.
    • A review of the mental health resources available on campus and through partnerships in the community.
     

    Event Details


     TBD

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