Mental Health First Aid – Faculty and Staff

The session scheduled for March 17 and 18, 2020 has been postponed.
More information to follow.

What it covers

A certified trainer from Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will offer faculty and staff the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

What it covers

  • A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health.
  • A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education.
  • Applying the action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty and staff.
  • A review of the mental health resources available on campus and through partnerships in the community.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Training requires registration of 15 people to 30 people and is on a first come, first served basis.

Mental Health First Aid Registration

  • Your Name * Required

Please contact Renee Boelcke with questions.