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.

MTSU CHHS MHFA self-pay option is available!  CHHS is now offering MHFA training as a self-pay program to interested departments, campus programs, and other community organizations and partners. CHHS is pleased to facilitate training  sessions of up to 30 participants.  Efforts to secure external funding to cover costs of training remain underway and we hope to be able to offer this program agian  to our campus and community partners at no charge through an externally awarded grant. 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 chhs@mtsu.edu 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 

The grant that started our Mental Health First Aid training program has come to an end,  though we endeavor to find further funding opportunities in order to bring back this important work to the MTSU community at no cost.

In the meantime, you may be able to find a training outside our program through the Mental Health First Aid website.  We also offer a self-pay option for departments, campus programs, or outside organizations who are able to cover the cost of participant registration, instructor fees, and administrative costs.   Details are provided above.  Trainings may be led by MTSU MHFA-trained faculty or from the general pool of MHFA-trained facilitators.

 

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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New Resources from the MTSU Counseling Services: 

The MTSU Counseling Center has added new Mental Health resources to help you stay mentally healthy during this time of physical distancing and higher stress.

Click HERE to access this valuable information!  

Be Well, Stay Healthy! 

MHFA in the news!     

May 10, 2019 - MTSU-CHHS staff appeared on WGNS Radio to share information about a new campus mental health training project, new sleep quality and positive aging consortiums and a special upcoming alumni event. Read the article or listen to the podcast by clicking here

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More about the Mental Health First Aid program

Middle Tennessee State University Center for Health and Human Services (CHHS) received a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement the Mental Health First Aid project on the MTSU campus to be delivered to students, staff and faculty of MTSU. 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 problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.  Read more in the October 2018 media release.

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 available on campus and in the community to MTSU students. CHHS began implementing Mental Health First Aid trainings to university faculty, staff, campus organizations, students, student-veterans, and student-veteran families during the first quarter of 2019 and will facilitate 44 training sessions over the next three years.

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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.

View a list of MHFA Community Partners!

 

 If your agency is interested in becoming a partner with MTSU Mental Health First Aid, click HERE.

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