Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues created by the National Council on Mental Well-being. This training will teach participants to identify, understand, and respond to a wide range of psychological distress, including:
- Suicidal ideation
- Non-suicidal self harm
- Panic attacks
- Acute psychosis
- Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
- And more
DU staff, faculty, and students can receive this training entirely free of charge. Further, the 8-hour training can be offered in-person or in a hybrid format. Class sizes are are restricted (max participants: 30) to ensure 1:1 attention and participants will put their learning into practice through simulations throughout the training.
Over 40 peer-reviewed articles have found this training to:
- Increase mental health literacy
- Increase self-confidence and efficacy to help an individual in distress
- Decrease stigma against and increase empathy for those with mental illness
- To be effective across many demographics
How to Sign Up:
Email Austin Gane (email@example.com), Coordinator for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Education, to express interest or for more information on upcoming training sessions.
Note: Participants must be available and attend all of the 8-hour course to receive certification.
2024 Open Trainings:
- Thursday, February 22nd (full, waitlist)
- Tuesday, March 26th
- Monday, April 22nd
- Tuesday, May 14th