Project AWARE Kent Offers Mental Health First-Aid Course for University Community | Kent State University

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 klaurene@kent.edu with any questions.