University of Minnesota
UMD Continuing Education
http://www.d.umn.edu/ce
(218) 726-8113

Continuing Education.


Mental Health First Aid Certification Training (MHFA)
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Sometimes, First Aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or
calling 911.  Sometimes First Aid is You!

 

 

The stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents people from seeking help or even acknowledging that they need help.  And if they do want help, they do not always know where to turn.  Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps community members identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. What you say, how you say it, and how well you listen can have a profound impact on those in need. Mental Health First Aid Certification Training gives you the tools you need to help others in crisis.

"A thought-provoking class. A need for all teachers." - D.J., Duluth Public Schools


UPCOMING TRAINING
Please note that pre-registration is required for all Mental Health First Aid training sessions.

Adult Mental Health First Aid
April 30th, 2015 8:30 AM--4:30 PM (lunch on your own)

COST:$135 general public, $85 UMD students, faculty, staff & alumni. Training includes manual, certificate, and refreshments*
LOCATION: UMD Center for Economic Development, Suite 210, 11 E Superior St
PARKING: The best place to park is in the Duluth Technology Village parking ramp.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
March 17th, 2015 8:00 AM--4:30 PM (lunch on your own)

COST:$135 general public, $85 UMD students, faculty, staff & alumni. Training includes manual, certificate, and refreshments*
LOCATION: UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE 225)
PARKING: Free in any maroon or white lot and Pay Lot G

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
May 21st, 2015 8:00 AM--4:30 PM (lunch on your own)

COST:$135 general public, $85 UMD students, faculty, staff & alumni. Training includes manual, certificate, and refreshments*
LOCATION: UMD Kirby Plaza (KPLZ) 311
PARKING: Free in any maroon or white lot and Pay Lot G

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*Funding for UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni was made possible through a Chancellor's small grant. Funds are limited.
Please email cehelp@d.umn.edu with your name and UMD ID# to receive a discount code.


"The training was short and to the point. Everything we did and talked about was relevant." - C.M., In Home Family Support




Adult Mental Health First Aid

8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Social Work (MN BOSW); and 8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Police Officers Standards and Training (MN POST)

Mental Health First Aid--Adult is an 8-hour public education program that introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults, builds an understanding of their impact, and gives an overview of the common treatments. Topics include depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect adults to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.



Youth Mental Health First Aid

8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Social Work (MN BOSW); 8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Police Officers Standards and Training (MN POST); and 8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MN BOSA)

Mental Health First Aid—Youth is an 8-hour public education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis. Mental Health First Aid—Youth uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.


Mental Health First Aid and Veterans

INSTRUCTOR: Lee Berlinquette, Adult/Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Instructor, National Trainer

Learn more

Background 

First Aid Strategies

Youth Course 

FAQ’s 

 

Contact Us: 

UMD Continuing Education
Darland Administration Building, Room 104
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
cehelp@d.umn.edu
218/726-8113