Project AWARE Kent Offers Mental Health First-Aid Course for University Community
Project AWARE Kent will be offering an eight-hour Mental Health First-Aid course to students, faculty and staff in an effort to create a network of people at Kent State University who will know how to respond to and are aware of mental health and substance abuse disorders. The course is an evidence-based training that teaches people to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance-use disorders.
The Mental Health First-Aid course counts for two hours of Beyond Compliance Training (for faculty and staff) or 1,500 FLASHperks (for students).
What will participants learn?
- Risk factors and signs of addictions and mental illness
- Information about and impact of mental and substance-use disorders
- Five-step action plan to assess a situation and help
- Local resources and where to turn for help
Why should you take the course?
- Be prepared – When a mental health crisis happens
- You can help – People with mental illnesses often suffer alone
- You care – Be there for a student or colleague
- Mental illnesses are common – One in five adults in any given year
To register for a Mental Health First-Aid class, please visit www.kent.edu/cpph/mental-health-first-aid-course-sign.
Contact Kim Laurene at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.