Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The MHFA training serves as a valuable tool to meet the needs of college students by providing our public safety officers with the skills needed to support someone who may be dealing with a mental health or substance use problem. The training covers topics such as defusing a crisis, promoting mental health literacy, combating the stigma of mental illness, enabling early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms, and connecting people to care.
Research shows nearly 1 in 5 university students is affected with anxiety or depression (The Conversation via the American College Health Association). In spring 2017, nearly 40% of college students said they had felt so depressed in the prior year that it was difficult for them to function (Time via American College Health Association). The College of Nursing is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community based on the mental health of needs of America’s college students.
Nurses and other key stakeholders play a pivotal role in raising public awareness of and supporting community initiatives that address the broad range of conditions that can undermine the mental health of individuals and families.
The College of Nursing will provide Mental Health First Aid training to approximately 94 Public Safety officers/dispatchers at FSU, and we are asking for your support.
Your gift will help off-set the following expenses:
- Total cost for all training sessions - $4,700
- Books: $1800 for all sessions
- Breakfast: $1000 all session
- Lunch: $1900 for all session