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In partnership with Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio, the Student Counseling Service is pleased to offer a FREE, virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training on the Monday after Final Exam week, December 12, 2022.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. The training provides the skills needed to connect with and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Participants must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course (“pre-work”) prior to attending a 6-hour virtual, instructor-led training (skills application) via Zoom in order to obtain certification in MHFA. The MHFA Manual is accessed online.  Each attendee needs a computer or tablet (or a smartphone, if no other option) with a webcam/microphone and an individual email address. Participants are required to have their webcam on for the duration of the training to ensure full attendance. Participants cannot have multiple people on one webcam. Attendees must install Zoom or access it via their browser.

There will be multiple breaks during training including a 30-minute lunch break.  Space is limited to 30 participants and the course may be canceled or rescheduled if we do not meet the minimum attendance.

Miami University staff, faculty, and students are welcome to register for the course.  

Deadline to register: Monday, November 28, 2022

TO REGISTER or for more information: Contact Michelle Rolf at Mental Health of America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio ( or Jennifer Young at SCS (

Once you register for the training, a Zoom link will be sent to you to give you access to the Dec 12, 2022 training.