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Mental Health First Aid Training

Virtual trainings 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 2022-23:

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Thursday and Fridays
September 8 & 9 (Virtual)
September 29 & 30 ( In-Person)
October 13 & 14 (Virtual: Training is for FACULTY/STAFF ONLY)- CANCELLED
November 3 &4 (In-Person)
December 1 & 2 (Virtual)
February 9 & 10 (In-Person)
March 23 & 24 (In Person: Training is for FACULTY/STAFF ONLY)
April 13 & 14 (In-Person)
May 4 & 5 (Virtual)

MUST ATTEND both days 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.

Open to CSUSM faculty, staff and students. 

Online registration is limited to 25 persons.  Please register to reserve a seat and course materials. Please RSVP here:

Your training confirmation email will provide the zoom link and other details.