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Mental Health First Aid - 8 hr. Certification

MHFA is an 8 hour interactive training introducing participants to the risk factors and warning signs of different mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, substance use disorders and self-injury. Participants will develop skills, resources and knowledge to assess a situation, implement interventions, and help individuals in distress connect with appropriate care. MHFA is available for CSULB students, staff, & faculty.

Participants will learn:

  1. The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
  2. An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
  3. A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care

To register for a MHFA Open Session, please click here

To request a MHFA workshop, please click here.

 

Note: Attendance for both Sessions 1 & 2 are mandatory