Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance use challenges. In this one-hour introductory workshop, participants will learn some of the basic MHFA fundamentals to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. How to Help explores the importance of understanding and responding to signs of addiction and mental health challenges, while considering the role of culture and the possible barriers of stigma that may exist.
This workshop is offered by certified MHFA instructor, Danielle Casioppo, MS, Education Specialist and Coordinator with Being Well at Yale. Questions about the full 8-hour MHFA virtual certification course will also be answered.
Open to Yale faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
Please note, for security purposes, a yale.edu or aya.yale.edu email address is required to register. Other Yale affiliates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What Yale participants are saying about How to Help - Tips from MHFA:
- “Thank you so much. This program is so important and I almost wish everyone was actually required to take it. We could all use these skills to support each other.”
- “I have a MHFA certification; I attended the class as a refresher and was glad I did - the information was presented very well!”
- “So many resources and information I hadn’t known before, this was super helpful!”