Mental Health First Aid certification

Event time: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Being Well at Yale See map
205 Whitney Ave., Room 105
New Haven
Event description: 

Make 2024 the year you get certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid and be the difference for someone in your department, family, or community!

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial assistance offered to a person experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. It’s the first aid given until appropriate treatment or support are received or until the crisis resolves.

Participants learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs
  • Information on common mental illnesses and substance misuse
  • A 5-step action plan known as ALGEE
  • The importance of cultural considerations
  • Ways to reduce stigma and increase awareness
  • Why language is critical to support
  • Available professional and self-help resources
  • An emphasis on self-care

The course is 8 training hours total; two hours online ‘pre-work’, and two 3.5 hour in-person sessions (includes breaks). All parts of the training are required, including attending both live training dates.

Participants will receive a digital manual and other materials accessible for the length of certification. MHFA certification lasts three years.

This course is open to Yale faculty, staff, postdoc associates and fellows. Space is limited to 20 participants.

For courses open to the public, please refer to the MHFA webiste.

The fee for this course is paid for by Being Well at Yale.

Please note, this course is full. To be added to the waitlist or for more information, please contact instructor Danielle Casioppo and specify your Yale affiliation.