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Family Medicine Interest Group: Mental Health First aid Training

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9 am to 3:30 pm
Current Students

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Learn the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

WHAT IT COVERS • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness. • Common signs and symptoms of substance use. • How to interact with a person in crisis. • How to connect the person with help

This course is 6.5 hours, with a 2 hour self-paced module that must be completed prior to the class date. You must use a device with a webcam and microphone and both must work and be turned on. For most of the training we will ask you to mute yourself, but there are activities where you will need to speak and be heard. Webcams must be on during the entire training - so we know you are present, but also so we can use our mental health first aid skills if we see someone experiencing distress.

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded with a nationally recognized 3-year certification on Mental Health First Aid. We have consulted with Dr. Gilliam, and those who complete the certification will also receive Resilience credit. Each student will need to forward Dr. Gilliam their registration confirmation e-mail and their certificate of completion.


For information, contact
Family Medicine Interest Group

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