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By Rachel Marciano /
March 10, 2020 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Later this month, the university will host Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour course teaching participants how to help someone with mental health problems or is experiencing emotional distress. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to take the course, and registration is required. Upon completion of the
program, participants will receive a three-year MHFA certification.
During the training, participants will learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. It is also known as the CPR for mental health and teaches participants the
ALGEE action plan – assess, listen, give, encourage and encourage - to help those in need.
Lunch and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions please email
Student training: Mental Health First Aid
Tuesday, March 24 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lincoln Park Student Center, room 280
Faculty and staff training: Mental Health First Aid
Thursday, March 26 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lincoln Park Student Center, room 280