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Mental Health First Aid

If someone is suffering a heart attack or other medical emergency, you offer first aid (and call 911!). What do you do if someone is experiencing a mental health crisis or is developing a mental health problem?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour training program designed to help you develop basic skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis, respond to substance use disorders, and identify professional resources that can provide additional care. The MHFA workshop is available as a single full-day session or as two half-day sessions. Through funding from SAMHSA’s Garret Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Program, UNC School of Social Work is able to offer MHFA workshops at no charge to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students.

Register online for upcoming MHFA workshops. You can also organize a MHFA workshop specifically for your UNC-Chapel Hill school, department, or unit.


Tara Bohley, MHFA Coordinator