Adult Mental Health First Aid

AgCountry Farm Credit Services Building, Grand Forks, ND

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive course that teaches partcipants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Skills obtained at Mental Health First Aid

By the end of the workshop, participants will learn:

  • The risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health needs, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders and self-injury.
  • The prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • A five-step action plan that includes skills, resources and knowledge to address the situation, select and begin appropriate interventions, and help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care. 
  • The professional, peer, social and self-help resources available to someone with a mental health need. 

The session consists of a six-hour training combined with a two-hour self-study training. Though this particular seminar targets mental health in agriculture, anyone interested in the topic can register. The program is limited to the first 30 registrants. Registration is due by 11:59 p.m. on April 7 to allow time for completion of a brief pretraining.

There is no charge to registered participants thanks to support from the North Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center project, a federally funded grant to NDSU Extension from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).

Mental Health First Aid has been approved for CEUs for North Dakota social workers, law enforcement, nurses and EMS professionals. 

Contact Information

Contact Information

Sean Brotherson

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.