Mental Health First Aid
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis . The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. MHFA teaches you: signs of addictions and mental illnesses, the impact of mental and substance use disorders, a 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help, and local resources and where to turn for help. Our regional director, Missy Stancil, is a certified MHFA instructor and will be offering the training throughout the year.
Before the training, most participants (83%) did not feel confident in helping someone with a mental health problem. After the training, everyone (100%) did. For more on participant-rated effectiveness, click here and here.
What Our Participants are Saying About MHFA Training
“This course was excellent at providing hands-on skills to use during a crisis.”
“[The instructor was] energetic, fun, open-minded, relatable, respectful, and made learning about an uncomfortable topic comfortable and easy to understand.”
"This course was excellent at providing hands on skills to use during a crisis."
"[The] instructor was fabulous, very caring, and mindful of everyone."
"[The course was] empowering, especially in facing social stigmas and distinguishing them as myths."
Harnett County SAFE Training - Saturday, 7.29
Honored to work with employees and volunteers of SAFE of Harnett County as they become Mental Health First Aid certified on Saturday, July 29, 2017. This course is not open to the general public at this time, but may open at a later date if open seats remain ($25, 8-hour training).
Location: Harnett County Commons Building, Lillington, NC
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campbell University Resident Chaplains Training - Wednesday, 8.16.17
Congregational Training - Saturday, Sept. 23 & 30, 2017
Honored to work with members of Raleigh faith communities as they become Mental Health First Aid certified on Saturday, September 23 & 30, 2017. This course is not open to the general public at this time, but may open at a later date if open seats remain ($25, 8-hour training).
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
CUCPHS Faculty Training - October 12 or 13, 2017
Excited to work with faculty members of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences at Campbell University as they become Mental Health First Aid certified in October. This course is not open to the general public. ($25, 8-hour training).
Location: Campbell University, Maddox Hall, Buies Creek, NC
TBD, October, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.