Mental Health First Aid is a 2-day (8-hour total) course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencng a mental health or substance use challenge.
The training will help academic advisors identify, understand and respond to work with students displaying signs of addictions and mental illnesses. 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, participants will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help students in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.
Donna Bousquet has been working with Yolo County Health & Human Services since 2006. She is a Family Partner and Mental Health Outreach Specialist with a focus on community education. She is passionate about helping to increase knowledge and awareness around mental health issues and suicide prevention.
Tessa Smith has been working with Yolo County Health & Human Services since 2014. She is a Family Partner and Mental Health Outreach Specialist. She teaches a Parent Empowerment Training course as well as Mental Health First Aid and various suicide prevention courses.
Date | Time | Location
December 4–December 5, 2020
136 Hoagland Hall