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Mental Health First Aid Training
December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
One event on September 5, 2019 at 8:00 am
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants to:
- Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
- Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
- Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
- Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
- Assess their own views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders.
Anyone who regularly interacts with students, both on- and off-campus. This includes faculty, staff, resident advisors, campus clergy, law enforcement, academic advisors, financial aid employees, coaches and athletic personnel, administrators, event staff and librarians, students, etc. This curriculum is not intended for mental health professionals.
Jodi Flick, ACSW, LCSW, Clinical Assistant Professor
Bernice Adjabeng, DMgt, MA, MSW Research Project Manager
Tara Bohley, LMFT, MPA, Clinical Assistant Professor