The AAPP Foundation is proud to once again provide financial support for two Mental Health First Aid course to be offered in November! 60 participants will take part in the blended, virtual instruction format that involves 2 hours of home-study coursework and 6 hours with a certified instructor in a Zoom classroom.
Mental Health First Aid is a nationally-offered course that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The course was first created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and Anthony Jorm, a mental health literacy professor. The United States is just one of the many countries that have adopted the program. According to MentalHealthFirstAid.org, over 1.6 million people across the United States have been trained in Mental Health First Aid by over 15,000 instructors.
Following the training, participants will receive a certificate from Mental Health First Aid USA acknowledging certification which is valid for 3 years.
Registration is currently closed for the November 2022 MHFA course due to maximum capacity.