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.
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency - the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
Alice Jordan-Miles currently serves as the Academic Advisor and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Health and Human Services at PFW; Director of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute; and Project Director of the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition and Co- Chair of the Indiana State Suicide Advisory Council. Alice is a state suicide prevention specialist where she travels the state in providing trainings and consultation in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
A Mental Health First Aid Training Certification is awarded at completion.
Click here to view a fact sheet (PDF) on Mental Health First Aid.