Training course on Mental Health First Aid offered on Veterans Day

The Yale Veterans Association, in partnership with the Association of Yale Alumni and the Yale Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will offer an eight-hour training/certification course on Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 

The course will be held on campus and will be taught by a certified instructor. There is no fee and spaces are limited. Individuals who complete the course will receive a certificate. 

MHFA is the “mental health equivalent of regular first aid,” according to the sponsors. Participants are provided with the knowledge and training to respond appropriately when encountering someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis, such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, or substance use disorders.

More than one million people have been trained/certified in MHFA, a nationally-recognized program under the National Council of Behavioral Health. MHFA is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Mental health is a major concern for college campuses and universities across the country, including Yale. This course will help increase the number of crucial on-the-ground “first-responders” within the university community.

To register for the course, click here. The deadline for registration is Nov. 9.