Research shows us that 1 in 5 university students is affected with anxiety or depression. As an institution, Ball State is offering students an opportunity to participate in a Mental Health First Aid course to help you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. This training will provide you with helpful skills and resources to better serve your peers who may be experiencing mental health challenges.  

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program is an evidenced-based education and prevention tool designed to increase mental health literacy, reduce stigma and increase confidence to support someone who is experiencing a crisis or non-crisis situation. Similar to traditional First Aid or CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained, or the crisis resolves.  

The course requires:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student status (professional staff can contact workingwell@bsu.edu for additional trainings)
    Registration by February 12th 
  • 2-hours of pre-work (must be completed prior to attending the virtual class)
  • Attendance virtually from 9am- 4pm on Thursday, February 16th

Upon successful completion of the full course, participants will receive a 3-year certificate in Mental Health First Aid. 

If you'd like to commit to participating in this training or have any questions, please reach out to Health Promotion and Advocacy at hpa@bsu.edu or 765-285-3775.

 

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