Purdue Extension has a team of certified facilitators of Mental Health First Aid who are ready to bring this important, and often life-saving, course to your community, organization, or business.
What Do I Learn?
Mental Health First Aid educates on signs and symptoms of a variety of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, substance use (including opioids), trauma and deliberate self-injury. Participants will learn how to assist those in need during specific situations in an attempt to get an individual appropriate help from a health professional.
Who Should Attend?
Mental Health First Aid is open to any adult who is interested and wants to learn skills to assist those who may be in need. These courses have been attended by law enforcement, healthcare providers and professionals, school personnel, faith-based leaders, farmers, veterinarians, and concerned family members and friends.
Where Are Courses Being Held?
Current offerings of Mental Health First Aid courses are listed below. Please check back often as more courses will be added.
Each course is held from 8:00 AM until 5:30 PM local time. Registration includes a participant workbook and lunch. Cost of a course can be found on the registration link.
Select a course below to register.
If your community, organization or business is interested in providing Mental Health First Aid, please contact Stephanie Woodcox, Purdue Extension Health & Wellness Specialist.Learn More
Purdue Extension is a partner of the “Know the O Facts” campaign created by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction. This campaign aims to educate about opioids and opioid use disorder, while helping to reduce the stigma associated with seeking resources and treatment for substance use disorders.Visit Site
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The series aims to share information and best practices to prevent opioid misuse and abuse, increase professional capacity to engage in health leadership, and increase health literacy of opioid misuse and abuse.
Please join us for future webinars and discussion. Additional information available to you regarding archived webinars include the ability to view recordings, access presentation slides and handouts, and learn more about the presenters.Webinar Series
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