Free Mental Health First Aid Training Offered at Shoreline Community College!

Shoreline Community College Counseling Center is offering free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for our campus community. MHFA is a research-supported international education program developed to teach adults how to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges. This skills-based course gives people the tools to assist someone who might be struggling with a mental health or substance use challenge and connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. To date, 2.5 million people across the United Stated have been trained in MHFA. 

Just as CPR helps those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, MHFA prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step Action Plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. 

With support from the Counseling Center, this 9-hour training (valued at $170.00/participant) is FREE to Shoreline Community College employees and students and will be offered in two (2) – 4.5 hour sessions: 

Thursday, May 18th AND Thursday, May 25th from 10:00am-2:30pm. 

You MUST attend BOTH training sessions to receive a MHFA handbook and become a certified Mental Health First Aider. MHFA certification lasts for 3 years. 

Please email Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson at to register and/or find out more information. Please note registration is limited and a waiting list will be started when capacity is reached. Once registered, details as far as room location, etc. will be shared.

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