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MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Mental Health First Aid Matters:

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw a student having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a someone might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

To Sign Up For or Request A Training:

Trainings are available for all members of the Cal Poly Community. Please contact Dr. Hannah Roberts, Assistant Director of Community Prevention & Intervention Services to sign up or schedule a MHFA Training for your
  • Classroom
  • Office or Department
  • Club or Team
  • Other Organization
  • Or to be added to the list of individuals to be notified when a campus-wide training is held.

Mental Health First Aid USA is operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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