Mental Health First Aid Training

It’s easy to tell when someone is having a heart attack, is choking or can’t breathe. But what does depression look like? Anxiety? Would you know how to respond if someone says they are considering suicide?

CPHHS and the Public Health Club are hosting a second Mental Health First Aid Training over two 4-hour sessions on
Fridays Jan 11 and 18, from 1-5 p.m.
in Waldo Hall room 400

Register soon as this training is limited to 35 people.

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Yes, the training is free, but you must register.
No, we aren't able to deliver the training online because the accredited curriculum requires in-person activities.

Evidence-based program

Recognize symptoms and reduce stigma

MHFAT is an evidence-based program that will increase our knowledge and understanding about mental health problems in order to help us recognize symptoms and reduce stigma. MHFAT encourages community members to connect and help each other because sometimes professional help is difficult to access. MHFAT will provide us a 5-step mental health first aid action plan and resources so we can properly help someone in need because it is difficult for them to do so by themselves.

Relevant

MHFAT is relevant to us because mental health problems are very common.

In surveys conducted on OSU campus in 2016, more than half of the surveyed students reported feeling “overwhelming anxiety” in the previous year. Almost 40% reported being so depressed that it was difficult to function at some point within the previous 12 months. Less than a quarter of students surveyed reported knowing where to go on campus to seek professional help for mental and emotional health. (Data courtesy of CAPS)

No-cost

Currently, MHFAT is being offered by Samaritan Health Services at no-cost.

Here’s a link to the upcoming trainings currently offered at no-cost at Samaritan Health Services, if you’d like to get your training on a different day than is offered on campus.