Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid is a training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
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MHFA helps members feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury. Youth Mental Health First Aid addresses mental health challenges common among adolescents, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.
Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
Stephanie (Stef) Kastely received her PHD in Counseling in 2021 from Wayne State University. Stef a fully licensed professional counselor with experience in teaching clinical counseling skills, providing individual and group therapy, providing mental health outreaches, clinical supervision, and mental health / suicide prevention program development. Stef currently counsels and teaches at Wayne State University. Stef was one of the top 2 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors in Michigan 2021 and was the top MHFA instructor in Michigan for 2022.
- University Counselor II (WSU)
- Outreach and Suicide Prevention Coordinator (WSU)
- Lecturer (WSU)
- Mental Health First Aid Instructor
It is recommended you have access to a working computer, microphone, camera, and access to our Learning Management System. Please contact Katie Kinde with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Refund requests are subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after August 10. Substitutions for those who attend are permitted with prior notice.
Invoices must be paid at least one week prior to the beginning of the training in order to attend.
"No-Shows" will not be eligible for a refund. If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Katie Kinde firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the event. All of our event policies can be accessed by clicking here.
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