Identify. Understand. Respond.
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use challenges.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA)?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
WHY SHOULD I COMPLETE (MHFA)?
This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
WHO CAN COMPLETE (MHFA) TRAINING?
Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to become Mental Health First Aiders. There is no cost for you to attend. If you would like to be trained email the MHFA Instructors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAINING COURSE STRUCTURE
- MHFA participants will complete a 2-hour self-paced online course
- Plus attend six and 1/2 hours of in-person training on selected dates.
- Some instructor-led opportunities are divided into two 4-hour sessions.
Davidson-Davie Mental Health Statistics
Who is Trained on Davidson-Davie’s Campus?
As a reminder even though these individuals are listed they should not be the first point of contact when there is a student who is distressed. The Distressed Student Protocol should be the first resource used to assist students.
Mary Beth Hynek
Campus Mental Health First Aid Instructors
Keisha Jones, Interim Dean, Enrollment, Engagement & Retention
Demetria Nickens, Coordinator, Accessibility Services
Ralph North – Division Chair, Law & Legal