How To Help: Tips from Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-misuse challenges. In this one-hour introductory workshop, participants will learn some of the basic MHFA fundamentals for how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. MHFA helps participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental health challenges, and to encourage appropriate professional help. The importance of self-care, the role culture plays and reducing stigma will also be touched on.

This workshop is available to Yale affiliates and offered by certified MHFA instructor, Danielle Casioppo, MS, Education Specialist and Coordinator with Being Well at Yale.

Questions about the full 8-hour MHFA virtual certification courses will also be answered.

To schedule a How to Help workshop or inquire about the full MHFA certification training, please contact or call 203-436-8270.