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 challenge, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health challenge 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. 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 and resources available.
The grant that started our MTSU Mental Health First Aid training program in 2019 came to an end in October 2021, training over 1100 students, faculty, and staff in three years with over 1300 referrals to mental health services as a result of the training. We are pleased to continue this program on our campus as of January 2023 (see details below).
New MTSU MHFA Training Opportunities 2023-2026
Exciting news! As of January 2023, MTSU CHHS will be able to offer at no charge to our campus community, Mental Health First Aid training as a result of funding received from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant will provide training opportunities from January 2023 - December 2026. We will launch in early 2023 with 7-8 training sessions offered each quarter for MTSU students, faculty, and staff. News on training session dates and times will be posted on our social media accounts and on this website. For questions or to inquire about group training, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "MHFA Training" in the subject line. For those not affiliated with the university, a self-pay option is available and detailed below.
Self-Pay Option for Community Partners:
MTSU CHHS MHFA self-pay option is available for individuals and organizations not affiliated with our campus community. CHHS offers MHFA training as a self-pay program to interested community organizations and partners and can facilitate training sessions of up to 30 participants. Sessions held under the self-pay option may be led by MTSU MHFA-trained faculty or from the general pool of MHFA-trained facilitators. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss details for a self-pay option for your group and for a cost estimate. Please include "MHFA Training - Self Pay" in your subject line.
Mental Health First Aid Certification Trainings
Live Sessions - Details TBA
Hybrid Sessions - Details TBA
Virtual MHFA - a combination of a 2 hour self-paced online module and a Zoom classroom format.
Each session requires pre-work to be completed before attending the 6-hour Zoom course. The 2-hour module and short Zoom tutorial are pre-requisite to attend the Zoom classroom.
Once you register for a class, you will be given a log-in to the Learning Management System where you will have access to the training.
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Helpful Links & Resources
- Mental Health First Aid USA
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Campus Service Providers
- MTSU Counseling and Testing Center
- MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
- MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center
- MTSU Student Health Services
MTSU Mental Health First Aid 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.