The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated September as National Suicide Prevention Month. In addition, October 6 is National Depression Screening Day which began in 1991. In recognition of these two important initiatives, learn skills to support someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis.
This one-hour webinar introduces participants to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a skills-based training that teaches participants about mental illness and substance use challenges, how best to offer support, connect to professional resources, the importance of self-care and reducing stigma. Participants will learn actionable steps they can use right away to better support someone.
Presented by certified MHFA instructor, Danielle Casioppo, MS, Education Specialist and Coordinator with Being Well at Yale, and is being co-sponsored by the Future Leaders of Yale and Working Women’s Network. Information about upcoming MHFA certification courses will also be provided.
Open to all Yale affiliates.
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!”