Mental Health First Aid certification

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
205 Whitney Ave.
New Haven
Event description: 

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

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; two hours online ‘pre-work’, and two 3.25 hour in-person sessions (includes breaks). All parts of the training are required.

Participants will receive a printed manual in addition to the digital manual. MHFA certification lasts three years.

These courses are open to Yale faculty, students, staff, postdoc associates and fellows only.  Each course is open to a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 participants.  For courses open to the public, please refer to the MHFA webiste.

The fee for this course is subsidized by Being Well at Yale. To register for this course please contact instructor Danielle Casioppo and specify your Yale affiliation.