Mental Health First Aid Certification - Only a Few Spaces Left!

     Sometimes First Aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich.  Sometimes First Aid is You.  Chances are you know someone experiencing a substance use or mental health disorder. You can help them. The groundbreaking evidence-based public education program Mental Health First Aid teaches you about common warning signs and risk factors for mental health and substance use problems and provides a five step action plan and resources for helping someone in crisis.   The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center, UMatter, the Counseling and Wellness Center and Student Health Services are thrilled to offer this evidence-based Certification Training to all students, staff and faculty through funding from the California Mental Health Services Act and support from the CSU Chancellor's Office.

WHAT:  Mental Health First Aid Certification Training  (National Certification earned is renewable every 3 years on-line)

WHEN: Tuesday, April 8 AND Thursday, April 10 – Both days from 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM (w/Dinner Break – Dinner NOT included) (Must Attend All 8 Hours for Certification)


COST$20 CASH Fully Refundable Course Deposit Due to CADEC PRIOR to first Course Date – CASH ONLY Deposit Returned Upon Course Completion/Certification

TO REGISTER: Come by the Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC) in Student Services Center, Room 180 and pay your $20 CASH Refundable Deposit

Course is facilitated by Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructors who are also full-time, CSU Chico professional staff members within CADEC & Counseling/Wellness


4 Reasons to Become Mental Health First Aid Certified

  • Be prepared   -  When a mental health crisis happens, know what to do  (on the job, at home, or anytime)                                     
  • You can help  –  People with mental illness and substance abuse often suffer alone
  • You care  -  Be there for a friend, family member or colleague
  • Mental illnesses are common  -  1 in 5 adults in any given year                                                                                          


Questions:  Call CADEC 530.898.6450 or or