Mental Health First Aid Training

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

A Mental Health First Aid instructor is available to train campus groups interested in Mental Health First Aid.  Virtual, hybrid, and in-person training options are available.  For more information about getting your group trained in Mental Health First Aid, contact Lori Marti at lori.marti@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5689.