March 1 is Self-injury Awareness Day. Self-injury, also called self-harm or non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), is an often misunderstood issue that affects adolescent and college-age people disproportionately. Helping someone who is engaging in self-injury to get the support they need, let them know that recovery is always possible, and that they are not alone, is very important.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a skills-based training that teaches participants how to recognize signs and provide support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge and encouraging appropriate professional help when needed. In this one-hour webinar participants will learn MHFA fundamentals for offering support through a structured action plan. Participants will explore how to approach with empathy and provide support to someone who may be engaging in self-harm. They will also receive a list of resources with supportive information.
This 60 minute webinar 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 on April 4 will also be provided.
Please note: This webinar will be recorded so even if you are unable to attend, please register so that you will have access to the recording.