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Emily Tuschhoff, MS, CHES

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1230
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4201

Phone: 208-885-4146

Email: emilyt@uidaho.edu

Rec Center

Amanda Ferstead, MPH, MA, CHES

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1230
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4201

Phone: 208-885-1539

Email: amandaf@uidaho.edu

Student Recreation Center Room 102

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek Street
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1230

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-4104

Email: vandalhealthed@uidaho.edu

Well Space

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.

Mental Health First Aid will be offered virtually during the Spring 2021 semester. 

Upcoming Courses

MHFA Registration

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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MHFA Course Information

  • The course is provided at no cost for U of I employees and students
  • If you are unable to attend the course that you have registered, please contact amandaf@uidaho.edu to cancel your registration as spots are limited.
  • Training with less than 15 participants registered are subject to cancellation.
  • Courses are held throughout the year, and completion of the entire eight-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.
  • Certification lasts for three years from training date.

  • Two-hour self-paced course to be completed before the virtual instructor led course
  • Six-hour live virtual instructor lead course

  • Overview of mental health concerns like 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
  • ALGEE action plan to get someone connected to help

Questions?

For more information, or to inquire about hosting a course for a specific group of at least 15 participants, contact Amanda Ferstead, Mental Health Program Coordinator at amandaf@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-1539.

QPR Training

1-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide.

 

Register for Training

Don't Cancel Class

Attending a conference? Family obligation? Out sick? Don't cancel your class. U of I faculty can schedule a workshop for their students during scheduled class time.

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Contact Us

Emily Tuschhoff, MS, CHES

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1230
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4201

Phone: 208-885-4146

Email: emilyt@uidaho.edu

Rec Center

Amanda Ferstead, MPH, MA, CHES

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek St.
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1230
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4201

Phone: 208-885-1539

Email: amandaf@uidaho.edu

Student Recreation Center Room 102

Physical Address:
1000 Paradise Creek Street
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1230

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1230

Phone: 208-885-4104

Email: vandalhealthed@uidaho.edu

Well Space