Friday, April 19, 2024

Eastern Illinois University 

Friday, April 19, 2024
8:30 am – 2:30 pm


Registration for this event is $60 and can be done in the membership portal under the "Events" link or by downloading and sending in the form below.

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Mental Health First Aid is a course that shows teachers how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to students who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan to safely and responsibly identify and address mental illness or substance use disorder. Mental Health First Aiders are the vital link between students experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge and appropriate supports. 

The training is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Participants will be required to complete 2-3 hours of prep work prior to attending the April 19 training. Materials with instructions will be provided two weeks prior to the in-person training. Participants will get an e-book participant manual and access to a downloaded version of the participant processing guide which can be printed to bring to the Part 2 training. Anyone not completing the prep work cannot proceed to Part 2.

               Part 2: In-person training at Eastern Illinois University with lunch provided

Participants completing both Part 1 and Part 2 will receiv 8 PDHs 

Registration deadline is Thursday March 28. Only a limited number of spots are available so sign up as soon as possible. 


  Registration Cost:     Members              $60.00 (includes lunch and conference materials)

                                                Non-members             $110.00 (also includes membership to IAHPERD)


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Alton, IL 62002
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