MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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Identify. Understand. Respond.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course
that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use challenges.

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WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA)?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.


WHY SHOULD I COMPLETE (MHFA)?

This training 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.


WHO CAN COMPLETE (MHFA) TRAINING?

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to become Mental Health First Aiders. There is no cost for you to attend.


TRAINING COURSE STRUCTURE

  • ● MHFA participants will complete a 2-hour self-paced online course
  • ● Plus attend six hours of in-person training on selected dates.
  • ● Some instructor-led opportunities are divided into two 3-hour sessions.

UPCOMING TRAININGS

Next Training Available

December 14 Registration
December 16 Registration

UNCG MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS*

  • ●Reported that anxiety had affected their academic performance (24.2% in 2014 vs. 27.7% in 2018)
  • ●Overall level of stress experienced over the past 12 months as “above average” or “tremendous” (55.5% in 2014 vs. 59.9% in 2018)
  • ●Reported that stress had affected their academic performance (30.7% in 2014 vs. 36.2% in 2018)
  • ●Felt so depressed it was difficult to function (35.9% in 2014 vs. 50.7% in 2018)
  • ●Felt overwhelming anxiety (60.7% in 2014 vs. 67.5% in 2018)
  • ●Reported that depression had affected their academic performance (15% in 2014 vs. 20% in 2018)

RESOURCES

  • UNCG Counseling Center
    336.334.5874
    107 Gray Dr., 2nd floor
  • UNCG Campus Violence Response Center
    336.334.9839
    107 Gray Dr., Ground floor
  • UNCG Student Health Services
    336.334.5430
    107 Gray Drive
  • UNCG Campus Police
    336.334.4444
    1200 W. Gate City Blvd.
  • UNCG Employee Assistance Program-
    ComPsych Guidance Resources

    1.800.630.4847
  • Guilford County Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center
    336.890.2700
    931 Third Street, Greensboro NC 27405
  • 911 (24 hr)
  • Moses Cone Behavioral Health Center
    336.832.9700 (24 hr)
    700 Walter Reed Drive, Greensboro, NC
  • Wesley Long Hospital/ER
    336.832.0212
    501 Elam Ave Greensboro, NC
  • Moses Cone Emergency Room
    336-832-8040 (24 hr)
    1200 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (24/7, free, confidential)
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text “START” to 741-741