How to Help: Tips from Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health Awareness Month

Event time: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 12:00pm
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Event description: 

Learn about Mental Health First Aid for Mental Health Awareness month. Each May, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and many other organizations take part in Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a national movement to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing. Throughout the year, these organizations fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental health and substance use challenges.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a skills-based training offered through the National Council that teaches participants how to recognize signs and symptoms and to provide support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis.

In this one-hour session participants will learn about: 

  • MHFA fundamentals for offering support
  • different types of stigma that may impact health and wellbeing
  • the role that culture can play in seeking treatment
  • why self-care is vitally important

Participants will also receive a list of resources with supportive information.

This session is presented by certified MHFA instructor, Danielle Casioppo, MS, Education Specialist and Coordinator with Being Well at Yale. Time for Q&A and information about the full 8-hour MHFA certification course will also be provided.

Open to Yale faculty, students, and staff.

Registration required.