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.
- 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.
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.