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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even with no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.

Upcoming Courses

Register for a Class

Sign up to learn the five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate care.

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This is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of:

  • Depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorders
  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems
  • Impact of mental illness
  • Common treatments

Courses are held throughout the year, and completion of the entire 8-hour course is necessary to gain certification. Participants needing to miss more than 30 minutes of the course will need to register for a different date. For those needing to miss less than 30 minutes, please notify the course instructor Emily Johnson to schedule a time to cover missed material.

Cost & Details

  • No cost for faculty or staff course registration.
  • Students are not charged for the courses unless they fail to attend and complete the course, which will result in the $25 registration fee charged to their student account.
  • A textbook is included with registration.
  • Training with less than 15 participants registered are subject to cancellation.


For more information, or to inquire about hosting a course for a specific group of at least 15 participants, contact Emily Johnson, Mental Health Program Coordinator with Vandal Health Education at or 208-885-1539.

Contact Us

Mary Forney Hall Room 306

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3140
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: (208) 885-6716

Fax: (208) 885-4354


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