The Center for Public Health Practice, with support from the College of Public Health, will be offering a Mental Health First Aid course open to faculty and staff.
*Please note that participants must attend the full 8-hour course in order to receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate or to become certified as a Mental Health First Aider.
Registration is required and staff must receive approval from their supervisor before registering.
It’s easy to tell when someone is having a heart attack, is choking, or can’t breathe. But what does depression look like? Or anxiety? What would you say to a person you know who says they are thinking about suicide? How can you help in a panic attack?
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Getting trained as a Mental Health First Aider is a first step in helping you to be prepared. 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).