Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health Conversation
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Due to unprecedented times, there has been a dramatic rise in mental health and substance use issues amongst our community, leaving many of us asking how we can better support students, friends and loved ones.
Mental Health First Aid, is an international, evidence-based program that teaches people to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges. This groundbreaking, skills-based course gives people the tools to identify, understand and respond to someone who might be struggling with a mental health or substance use challenge — and connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.
Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step Action Plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.
Although there is a cost associated with becoming certified in mental health first aid, it will be provided FREE of cost to our College community thanks to the Foundation and Ali’s Hope Foundation Grant funding.
The training consists of two hours of self-paced pre-work and seven and a half hours of a scheduled training. Dates will be scheduled throughout the year. This training is available to students, faculty and staff.
Please email Counselor Dalia Fox or Associate Professor/Counselor Jetaime Rolland if you are interested or have any additional questions.