COVID 19 UPDATE: Due to social distancing requirements throughout the state, in-person course offerings are not available at this time. Please see below for virtual course offerings.
Be the Difference
Support those who are in crisis or in need of help
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is an eight (8) hour course to educate individuals about how to interact with and support someone who may be developing a mental health issue or experiencing a crisis.
Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid helps participants feel confident providing assistance and support to someone in distress.
Mental Health First Aid is offered by Purdue Extension facilitators. Facilitators are certified to run this evidence-based program by the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Purdue Extension can bring this often life-saving course to your community, organization, or business. No prior training is required.
What Do I Learn?
Mental Health First Aid helps participants:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of several mental health issues
- Gain new perspectives about the stigma surrounding mental health struggles
- Learn how to start conversations with those at risk and to encourage them to seek help
- Understand available resources for mental health and chemical dependency services