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Mental Health First Aid applications open

Faculty and staff interested in becoming Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors are invited to apply for training.

MHFA workshops have been well-received by the TWU community, with virtual classes often filling up quickly. In an effort to offer the workshops more broadly as a free service to TWU faculty, staff and students, the Health and Wellbeing Initiative has received funding to train up to four faculty or staff to become MHFA instructors.

The MHFA course teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The training gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or is experiencing a crisis.

Instructor certification is a three-day training that presents the MHFA course material and provides in-depth instruction on teaching the curriculum. Learn more about requirements and expectations for instructors.

Complete and submit the application by Friday, Dec. 2. Contact Michelle Kelly, director of the Health and Wellbeing Initiative, at mkelly22@twu.edu or 940-898-2221 if you have questions.