Mental Health First Aid certification

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

Get certified in Mental Health First Aid and be the difference in your school, 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.

Registration for this course closes March 10 in order to give participants time to complete the required asynchrounous content before the instructor-led portion.

Please contact instructor Danielle Casioppo for more information or to register. Space is limited.