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Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

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

Faculty & Staff Courses

Four Sessions
June 20, 21, 22, and 23 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | SRC Classroom

Two Sessions
August 2 and 3 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | SRC Classroom

There are no student sessions available at this time. Please refer back to this website later.

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 Sharon Fritz to schedule a time to cover missed material.

Cost & Details

  • Faculty/staff course registration is $25 per participant and can be paid by check on the first day of the course or by department budget.
  • 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 in the registration fee.
  • Training with less than 25 participants registered are subject to cancelation.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available. Email Sharon Fritz for more information.


For more information, or to inquire about hosting a course for a specific group of at least 15 participants, email Campus Suicide Prevention Director Sharon Fritz, Ph.D., or call the Counseling & Testing Center at 208-885-6716.

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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