Mental Health First Aid certification

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
205 Whitney Ave., Ste. 105
New Haven
Event description: 

Get certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid and be the difference in your college, department or community!

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help 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, peer and self-help resources.
  • An emphasis on self-care.

The course is 8 training hours total. The first 2 hours are asynchronous online and the remaining 6 hours are instructor-led (in-person). Participants will receive a printed manual in addition to the digital manual. MHFA certification lasts three years.

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

Please note: Both the April 4 and June 8 courses are FULL.

To be added to the waitlist for the next available training , please contact instructor Danielle Casioppo and specify your Yale affiliation (faculty, student, staff).