Mental Health First Aid Returns to FPU

Mental Health First Aid training will be returning to our FPU campus on Friday, March 22 from 8:00 am to

5:00 p.m.. This full-day training is only $25 dollars for FPU faculty and staff, and $50 for members of the general community.

This includes the training, lunch and a textbook. 

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds an understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).