Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid


Date of Workshop: July 28th 2023 
Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm 
Location: DeRicco 275

Audience: Classified and Managers ONLY
Registration limit is 30. Register early to secure a seat. 


Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course that teaches participants a 5-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for an individual in crisis. The research behind the program demonstrates that it helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness, thus improving outcomes for individuals experiencing these illnesses.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify signs of mental illness
  • Implement a 5-step plan to assess and assist in these types of situations
  • Understand the impact of mental illness and substance abuse disorders
  • Learn about local resources that can further assist the person in immediate distress or offer ongoing support

Participants who successfully complete this 8-hour course will receive a certificate of completion.