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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Helpful Links & Resources
- Mental Health First Aid USA
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Campus Service Providers
- MTSU Counseling and Testing Center
- MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
- MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center
- MTSU Student Health Services
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.
If your agency is interested in becoming a partner with MTSU Mental Health First Aid, click HERE.