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Nov 03

Adult Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training

Tuesday, November 3

SDSU Extension will be hosting a mental health first aid training online course on Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. CDT.

Objectives:

  • To introduce Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and the role of a Mental Health First Aider.
  • To give an overview of the prevalence and impact of mental health problems in the United States.
  • To introduce the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan and how it fits within the array of interventions available to address mental health problems.
  • To give an overview of the signs, symptoms, and possible risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
  • To demonstrate the Mental Health First Aid Plan for someone who is experiencing a crisis.

The training requires completion of 2 hours of self-paced online course preparation and 4 hours of virtual training lead by two certified MHFA instructors. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link to the on-line training and a link to the virtual training. The 2-hour online training needs to be completed before the virtual training.

The value of this course is $150. We are able to offer the course for $30 because of grant funding for the program. Participants who successfully complete all components of the training (pre-work, course) will receive a hard copy of the MHFA Manual.

Registration

Register using the form below. Spots are limited, so be sure to register by October 20. For more information contact Andrea Bjornestad, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist or Hope Kleine, SDSU Extension Health Education & Food Safety Field Specialist.