Mental Health First Aid certification course

Event time: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Online and Zoom See map
Event description: 

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

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to a person experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. It’s the first aid is 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 use.
  • 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 and the remaining 6 hours are instructor-led via Zoom.  MHFA certification lasts three years.

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

Registration for this course closes July 26 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.