Mental Health First Aid – Faculty and Staff

When: Wednesday, March 17, 9:00am – 3:00pm including a 30-minute break. Prework is due by March 13.

What it is

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. The session requires completion of a two-hour self-guided prework before attending the virtual six-hour class.

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

Registrations received by February 25 will receive an instructional email to complete the prework and to attend the virtual course. Training is limited to the first 20 registrants.Registrations in excess of 20 will be placed on a waitlist on a first-come, first served basis.

There will be 30 minute break between noon and 1:00pm.

Registration is closed.

Contact Renee Boelcke with questions.

Please contact Renee Boelcke with questions.