We are going to be hosting several trainings related to mental health and substance misuse on campus for the community and campus. In September, we have two training sessions on Mental Health First Aid. Please share this with your list-serves. The event is free and open to the public. Each session only has 30 slots and will be on a first come, first serve basis. We will be offering MHFA for youth in the upcoming months.
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of 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 Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
CEU’s will be offered for Social Work, Law Enforcement, and Nursing for this event.
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CONTACT: Amy Saunders
Director of MU Wellness Center
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755