MTSU Mental Health First Aid

 

Mental Health First Aid is a national evidence-based training program that teaches members of the general public how to help a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. This skills-based training covers mental health concerns such as: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Suicide Prevention, Non-Suicidal Self Injury, Psychosis, Bipolar disorder, and Substance Use Disorder. 

 

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New Resources from the MTSU Counseling Services: 

The MTSU Counseling Center has added new Mental Health resources to help you stay mentally healthy during this time of physical distancing and higher stress.

Click HERE to access this valuable information!  

Be Well, Stay Healthy! 

 

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Mental Health First Aid Certification Trainings  

Become a First Aider!

All face to face MHFA courses are cancelled until further notice. 

COMING SOON - Summer 2020

Virtual MHFA - a combination of a self-paced online module and a digital classroom format. 

Email Linda D. Williams for more informaition.  

 

MTSU-MHFA certification training is available to students, staff and faculty of MTSU.   

If you are not a student, staff or faculty member of MTSU, an off-campus class are offered periodically.  Click HERE, and follow the prompts, for more information about off campus classes or to find courses available to the public.   

Each session runs for 8 hours over either 1 day (eight hours) or 2 days (4 hours each day). If you register for a two-day class, both days are required for certification.

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All face-to-face MHFA classes are cancelled at this time. Coming soon - Virtual MHFA training.   
       
       
       
       

  

To register, complete this registration form, and send to CHHS@MTSU.edu.   Make sure you include the dates and times of your training on the form. 

For more information contact Linda Williams, MHFA Program Coordinator, at CHHS@MTSU.edu or 615-494-8685.

 

Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at CHHS_MHFA!  Like, Share, Follow! 

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MHFA in the news!     

May 10, 2019 - MTSU-CHHS staff appeared on WGNS Radio to share information about a new campus mental health training project, new sleep quality and positive aging consortiums and a special upcoming alumni event. Read the article or listen to the podcast by clicking here

 More news about CHHS-MHFA:

More about the Mental Health First Aid program

Middle Tennessee State University Center for Health and Human Services (CHHS) received a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement the Mental Health First Aid project on the MTSU campus to be delivered to students, staff and faculty of MTSU. Mental Health First Aid is a national evidence-based training program that teaches members of the general public how to help a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.  Read more in the October 2018 media release.

Mental Health First Aid is intended to create a culture of mental health awareness by providing training on mental health conditions, information on mental health resources and information on services available on campus and in the community to MTSU students. CHHS began implementing Mental Health First Aid trainings to university faculty, staff, campus organizations, students, student-veterans, and student-veteran families during the first quarter of 2019 and will facilitate 44 training sessions over the next three years.

 

 

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Helpful Links & Resources:

 Mental Health First Aid USA https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.samhsa.gov/

 Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network http://tspn.org/

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

 Campus Service Providers:

MTSU Counseling and Testing Center https://www.mtsu.edu/countest/

 MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services https://www.mtsu.edu/edu_leadership/professional_counseling/center.php

 MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center https://www.mtsu.edu/military/

 MTSU Student Health Services https://www.mtsu.edu/healthservices/

 

 

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MTSU Mental Health First Aid Community Partners

Click HERE for a list of MHFA Community Partners

MTSU MHFA Community Partners are agencies providing mental health and/or substance abuse services who have committed to partnering with the MTSU Mental Health First Aid program by assisting students referred and collecting limited referral data for grant-related purposes. Inclusion of a community partner on this list does not constitute an endorsement by MTSU or MTSU CHHS.

 If your agency is interested in becoming a partner with MTSU Mental Health First Aid, click HERE.

 

 

 

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