Mental Health First Aid

COVID-19 UPDATE: All Mental Health First Aid courses are closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 303-724-7674.

Why Mental Health First Aid Training?

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This 8-hour 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 appropriate care.

Who should take it?

  • Students
  • Staff/Faculty members
  • Campus law enforcement
  • Counselors
  • Financial aid employees
  • Administrators
  • Caring individuals

What does it cover?

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help​

Want to take a course?

Courses are held on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Friday of every month at CU Anschutz. Below are the 2020 course dates. Registration is open for three months at a time. To sign up, click the 'register here' link next to the month you'd like to take the course in.

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Fall 2020 Trainings will be announced as we finalize our virtual training schedule.

Please note: Space is limited in these classes therefore participants should make every effort to be in attendance. If you can no longer attend a course you've signed up for, please provide at least 2 days’ notice so we can prepare accordingly and also open up the space for others. The minimum number of participants required to hold a class is 10 and the max is 30. Classes with less than 10 registrants will be cancelled. Thank you.​

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