Mental Health First Aid

Why Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental distress, illness, and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training – which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students – gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

What It Covers
  • A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health.
  • A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education.
  • Applying an action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty, staff, and students.
  • A review of metal health resources available on campus and Northfield.
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!

Monday, Oct. 14 & Tuesday, Oct. 15 (Fall Break) from 12:30-4:30pm
*You must attend both days

Tuesday, Feb. 4 & Wednesday, Feb. 5 (Interim Break) from 12:30-4:30pm
*You must attend both days

To register for one of the dates above, please click here. If you would like to be added to an interest list for added training dates, please email