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SAMHSA Mental Health First Aid
UHCL has been awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to provide a free eight (8) hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training to faculty, staff, students and the community. Mental Health First Aid is included on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
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 course is specifically designed for individuals who work with youth.
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
- Part 1: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Lunch: 12:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
- Part 2: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
- City of Santa Fe Resiliency Center
- 13217 FM 1764
- Santa Fe TX 77510
Cheryl Sawyer, PhD. & Brianna Caldwell, B.S
A minimum class size of eight (8) participants is required for this course. If fewer than eight (8) participants are registered, the class will be canceled.
Please only register to attend if you can be in attendance for the entire duration of the training.
Regarding registration: Brianna Caldwell, Graduate Research Assistant, 281-283-3529 or email@example.com
Regarding the SAMHSA Grant: Dr. Cindy Cook, UHCL Counseling Services, 281-283-2595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM