Join us for an engaging in-person instructor-led 6-hour course designed to introduce you to fundamental concepts of mental health awareness and equip you with essential skills for assisting those in need.

Before the in-person session, you'll complete an online portion that lays the foundation for understanding mental health issues and prepares you for interactive discussions during the class.

Throughout the course, you'll gain insights into the resources available within your community to support individuals facing mental health challenges. From learning about recovery pathways to cultivating resilience, Mental Health First Aid empowers you with the belief that individuals can indeed improve their mental well-being.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your ability to provide crucial assistance and support to those navigating mental health difficulties. Join us as we embark on a journey toward greater awareness, understanding, and compassion.

What Will I Learn?

Similar to traditional CPR and First Aid courses that prepare you to respond effectively to emergencies and accidents, Mental Health First Aid equips you with the skills to assist individuals experiencing mental health or substance use-related crises.

Throughout the course, you'll delve into essential topics such as:

  • depression

  • mood disorders

  • anxiety disorders

  • trauma, psychosis

  • substance use disorders.

By exploring these areas, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of how to recognize symptoms, provide initial support, and guide individuals toward appropriate resources and assistance.

Who Should Attend?

This comprehensive course is open to all community members seeking to deepen their understanding of mental health and develop practical skills for identifying and assisting individuals in need.

Ideal for professionals across various sectors, including educators, HR professionals, business owners, managers, supervisors, public safety personnel, and medical professionals, this class offers valuable insights applicable to diverse occupational roles.

What Will You Walk Away With?

Participants will walk away with a 2 year-Cerification issued from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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Instructor Bio

Jaime Tigue has a Masters in Health Education and a Bachelors in Dietetics and is a Distinguished Professor at the College of Southern Idaho in the General and Liberal Arts Department teaching a variety of wellness courses. Additionally, Jaime is the Director of Lifelong Wellness managing Employee Wellness and is the Over 60 and Active Aging Director. Throughout her 21 years at the College of Southern Idaho, Jaime has helped thousands of students make healthy behavior changes and has touched many lives. Teaching behavior change and wellness concepts is her passion. When she is not teaching others, she spends time traveling to visit her kids in college and you can catch her early in the morning running with her dog, Zara, and friends.

David Chambers is an Assistant Professor of Psychology here at the College of Southern Idaho.