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Counseling Center
University of Mississippi

Mental Health First Aid

Chancellor Glenn Boyce and other senior leadership of the University of Mississippi participate in Mental Health First Aid-Adult (MHFA) hosted by the Counseling Center’s Katie Harrison. Photo by Srijita Chattopadhyay/ Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Mental Health First Aid-Adult (MHFA) is an international, evidence-based training that teaches you ways to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course provides ways to identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

The University Counseling Center has trained MHFA instructors that can provide the MHFA training throughout our campus community. The Blended Mental Health First Aid Course focuses on recognizing the patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and appearances that indicate the possibility of a mental health challenge. Participants are taught an action plan that they apply to both non-crisis and crisis situations.

The course requires 2.5 hours of self-paced pre-work and 8 hours of in-person material that we divide into two 4-hour days, which will include dedicated time for breaks and discussion. If you are interested in receiving the MHFA training, please complete our Mental Health First Aid training Interest Form to begin the process of scheduling a training for you and your team.