Talent Development

Mental Health First Aid (TD2423)

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NOTE: Snow Make-Up Date: April 19, 2019

This workshop is an all day workshop with a 1 hour break for lunch. Lunch will not be provided.


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches faculty and staff basic information and skills needed to provide support for those with mental illness and substance use disorders.

This workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Introduce risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, as well as their impact on individuals
  • Provide an overview of common treatments
  • Teach basic “first aid” skills for supporting others

Participants who complete the course certify as “Mental Health First Aiders”; they learn the skills and resources needed to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate care.

Facilitated by: Brandy Haden, Behavioral Health and Wellness Coordinator, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board, Erin Botkin, Prevention Services Coordinator, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board

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