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SAMHSA Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps faculty and staff identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

This MHFA training will help faculty and staff learn :

  • 5 risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use
  • A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or in crisis
  • Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources

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). UHCL recently received a grant from SAMHSA to pay for this training, so there is no cost to receive this training.

Session Times

  • 8am-Noon (Part I)
  • Noon-1pm (Lunch on your own)
  • 1pm-5pm (Part II)

Presenters

Dr. Jason Boothe & Amber Tempel, MSW

Questions:

Regarding registration: Brianna Caldwell, Graduate Research Assistant, 281-283-3529 or caldwellb@uhcl.edu

Regarding the SAMHSA Grant: Dr. Cindy Cook, UHCL Counseling Services, 281-283-2595 or cookc@uhcl.edu

8 AM - 5 PM

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps faculty and staff identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

This MHFA training will help faculty and staff learn :

  • 5 risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use
  • A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or in crisis
  • Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources

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). UHCL recently received a grant from SAMHSA to pay for this training, so there is no cost to receive this training.

Session Times

Please note there are two-parts for this training session:

Fridays: May 10 (Part 1) and May 17 (Part 2) - 8 AM to Noon [Must attend both]

Presenters

Dr. Cindy Cook and Dr. Jason Boothe

Note

If you have a group that would like to be trained together, we can also offer special classes.

Questions:

Regarding registration: Brianna Caldwell, Graduate Research Assistant, 281-283-3529 or caldwellb@uhcl.edu

Regarding the SAMHSA Grant: Dr. Cindy Cook, UHCL Counseling Services, 281-283-2595 or cookc@uhcl.edu

8 AM - Noon