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One in five adults in the United States experiences a mental health condition, and 10 million Americans live with a serious mental illness. Mental Health First Aid prepares faculty and staff to recognize and respond to the warning signs of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and psychosis. These illnesses are real, common, and treatable. Research demonstrates this program’s effectiveness in reducing fear and misunderstanding of mental illnesses and enabling people to offer concrete assistance. Recognizing the symptoms and offering help early can lessen the severity and impact of these illnesses.

Mental Health First Aid is offered at no cost to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff.

The course includes:

  • Discussion of campus culture and its relevance to mental health
  • Discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by the higher education population
  • Using an action plan in scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students
  • Identifying mental health resources available on campus and in the community

Join Jodi Flick, ACSW, LCSW from the School of Social Work for Mental Health First Aid Training to learn the skills needed to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.

Upcoming sessions:

May 8 & 9 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, 102 Emerson Drive
If interested in attending, please email Jodi Flick at: joflick@email.unc.edu

May 13 from 8:00 – 12:30 p.m. & May 21 from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Europa Center, 100 Europa Drive
If interested in attending, please email Jodi Flick at: joflick@email.unc.edu

May 17 & 20 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Administrative Office Building (AOB), 104 Airport Drive

May 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. **Full Day**
School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro Street, Room 500

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