The Georgia Health Policy of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health are pleased to present Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education on June 15 & 21, 2022.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Higher Ed is an 8-hour training course primarily designed for adults – students 18 and older, resident advisors, faculty, and administration who work with college students.
These sessions will be held on June 15 and 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Andrew Young School, 14 Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303 in Room 749/750 on the 7th floor. Lunch will be served. Register below at the links in the blue buttons. Capacity is limited, so register soon.
The program focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives community members key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
You are not expected to be a clinician to receive this training, nor will you be a clinician upon completion. You will, however, have similar skills to someone who is trained in CPR to assist until appropriate assistance can be sought. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
You can learn more about the skills that you will learn at the sessions through the fact sheet, also linked below.
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For questions, contact Astrid Prudent, Assistant Project Director with the GHPC, at email@example.com.