Note: This workshop is capped at 25 participants

Total Workshop Time: 1 - 8 Hour Session

Pre-requisites: None


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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Level: Advanced

Type: Single Session

Competency: Work Life Wellness

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