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Mental Health
First Aid Training for Higher Education
Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders.
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About the Training

The University of Maryland is excited to offer Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education to our campus community.

Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses 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 the appropriate care. (Content is relevant and generalizable to groups outside higher ed as well.)

You must attend all 8 hours to be certified.

Seats are limited, so please register ASAP. If the courses fill, we will add new dates. If the course does not have at least 15 participants registered one week prior, we will cancel the course. Either way, you will receive an email one week prior to your scheduled training.

Please remember, if you register to participate, you are committing to attend the FULL 8 hours. Participants will receive a certificate marking their certification in Mental Health First Aid. This certification is active for 3 years and can be a great addition to your resume.

For more information, see https://mhfamaryland.org.

Upcoming Trainings & Registration

Training Dates

We will add more trainings just as soon as we are allowed to be around each other again. Stay tuned and stay healthy!

Undergraduate Students    
Sunday, April 5 8:00am-5:00pm CANCELED (COVID19) 

 

Graduate Students & Post-Docs    
Saturday, March 28 8:00am-5:00pm CANCELED (COVID19) 
Wednesday, April 22 8:00am-5:00pm CANCELED (COVID19) 

 

Faculty & Staff    
Friday, April 17 8:00am-5:00pm CANCELED (COVID19) 

 

Cost

We are offering the course for the extremely low rate of $20 per person, which covers the cost of the manual they get to keep after the training. Departments and organizations can pay through KFS fund transfer or through our online portal. 

  • For undergraduate students, the Division of Student Affairs and Student Government Association will cover half of your fee.
  • For graduate students & post-docs, The Graduate School and Graduate Student Life will subsidize your fee, and students will pay only $10 for these particular trainings.

Return to this page for additional training dates for which you can register. Or if you represent a department or group on campus who can provide at least 15 participants and would like to schedule a separate training just for your group, please share your interest with us using this form: https://forms.gle/fNbun9U6xDaMenXt9

Register

Register for a Mental Health First Aid course here!

Return to this page again soon for additional training dates for which you can register. If you represent a department or group on campus who can provide at least 15 participants and would like to schedule a separate training just for your group, please share your interest with us using this form: https://forms.gle/fNbun9U6xDaMenXt9

Contact Mental Health First Aid Coordinator, Leslie Krafft (lkrafft@umd.edu) for assistance with logistical details.

 

 

Instructors

The University of Maryland, College Park has certified instructors across campus. Two smiling instructors with stuffed koala toy, the Mental Health First Aid mascot.One of the following instructors will facilitate your training:

  • Lorae Bonamy, Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Nadine Dangerfield, BSOS – Anthropology
  • Blessing Enekwe, Graduate School – Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Jennifer Enriquez, Graduate Student Life, Stamp
  • Meredith Gramlich, EDUC – Center for Transition and Career Innovation
  • Leslie Krafft, Resident Life
  • Olivia Mays, Health Center
  • Sue Sherburne – Athletics

For more information, please contact lkrafft@umd.edu.