Mental Health First Aid

Why Virtual Mental Health First Aid 2.0?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.  The training teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental distress, illness, and substance use disorders.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

What It Covers
  • A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health, specifically depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders.
  • A review of mental health resources available on campus and Northfield.
  • Interventions for: Panic attacks, Suicidal thoughts or behaviors, Nonsuicidal self-injury. Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions), Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, and Reaction to a traumatic event.
  • The opportunity to practice — through role-plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
Who Should Take It
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • RAs/JCs
  • Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Student Org Leaders
  • Academic Advisors
  • Student Employment Supervisors
  • And many more!
Register For An Upcoming Training!
  • Saturday, April 3rd, 10:00am-4:00pm (students only)*
  • Wednesday, June 9th, 10:00am-4:00pm (faculty/staff)*
  • Wednesday, June 16th, 10:00am-4:00pm (faculty/staff)*

* a two-hour self-paced online course must be completed prior to this virtual meeting. 

Registration closes two weeks prior to each training, register for one of the dates above, please click here.


If you are interested in having a group of 10-30 people trained (ie. sports team, music group, etc.) on a specific day/time, contact Jenny Ortiz (