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Mental Health First Aid Training

Virtual trainings  and in person are offered by SHCS to increase mental health literacy among CSUSM students, faculty and staff.  The objective is to educate the campus community to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and respond with early intervention and treatment before crisis.  The following trainings are available for FREE.

Training Dates for Summer & Fall 2023 In-Person:

In-Person Training
Dates: Time: Participants:
June 7 8 am -5 pm (w/One Hour Lunch Break)  (Faculty ONLY)
July 26th 8 am -5 pm (w/One Hour Lunch Break) (Faculty/Staff)
August 14 & 15 CANCELLED (Students)
August 16th  8 am -5 pm (w/One Hour Lunch Break) (Faculty/Staff)
September 12 & 14 8:30 am -1:30 pm (Students)
October 27 8 am -5 pm (w/One Hour Lunch Break) (FACULTY/STAFF ONLY)
November 13 & 15 8:30 am -1:30 pm (Students)
December 1 8 am -5 pm (w/One Hour Lunch Break) (FACULTY/STAFF ONLY)

Open to CSUSM faculty, staff and students. MUST attend entire day or both days (depending which option you choose) to receive course completion certificate.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Participants receive a certificate upon course completion.

Register for MHFA Training

Once you are enrolled in a training by our facilitators, you will be invited to create a Learner's Portal with MHFA. You will also receive confirmation of the room or zoom link.

If enrolled for virutal sessions, when paperwork is completed (approximately 2 hours), you will gain access to the zoom link and other details.