Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based course that teaches participants how to recognize when someone might be experiencing a mental health challenge and how to reach out to offer help and find other resources. By raising awareness and understanding of these disorders we can reduce the stigma often associated with seeking resources and care. The virtual course format includes:
- approximately two hours of self-paced online learning, and
- six hours of live instruction led by Purdue Extension staff over Zoom.
Participants must attend and participate in all course content and activities in order to receive their certification. (Self-paced section must be completed at least 48 hours prior to your “live” class date.)
Adult (for adults who interact with adults) and Youth (for adults who interact with youth) courses are currently being offered.
The registration deadline is approximately two weeks in advance of your chosen class date, and advance registration is required. If you have questions about the Mental Health First Aid course content or schedule, please contact Purdue Extension by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event, please contact Tessa Garrow, Purdue Extension, at 765-496-6849 or by e-mail at email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to your preferred course date.
Upcoming course schedule:
The live instruction will be held from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM ET on class dates listed below.
For more class details and registration information visit extension.purdue.edu/mhfa
Adult Mental Health First Aid:
For adults who interact with other adults
- February 25, 2021
- March 9, 2021
- March 31, 2021
- April 15, 2021
-April 27, 2021
-May 12, 2021
-June 8, 2021
Youth Mental Health First Aid:
For adults who interact with adolescents
- February 17, 2021
- February 27, 2021
- March 4, 2021
- March 13, 2021
Purdue University is a pre-approved provider of Category 1 Continuing Education for all of the following: - Mental Health Counselors and Associates - Marriage and Family Therapists and Associates - Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers and Associates - Addiction Counselors, Clinical Addiction Counselors and Associates Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the entire course attesting to contact hours, though it is participant responsibility to verify continuing education eligibility for their profession.