Oct. 5: Mental Health First Aid

By Robert Boos
Posted September 22, 2017

Oct. 5: Mental Health First Aid

Metropolitan State University is launching efforts to reduce and prevent suicide by providing gatekeeper trainings, which teach participants to recognize signs of distress in people and to connect that person to helpful resources. You can help to prevent suicide at Metropolitan State University.  Suicide prevention is all of our business, and everyone can play a role to help.

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour in-person course for faculty, staff, and students, which teaches the risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use related crises, and how to recognize a problem, give reassurance, and refer them to seek professional help. The next session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Library and Learning Center,  Room 310. Register at this link on eventbrite.com.

Contact Cassandra Shaker (cassandra.shaker@metrostate.edu) with questions.