Adult Mental Health First Aid Training for Rural Communities
Farming and ranching has consistently been ranked among the top ten most stressful occupations. Too much stress takes a toll on health, including one’s mental and emotional well-being.
NDSU Extension and FirstLink are jointly supporting three upcoming training sessions in Adult Mental Health First Aid, particularly in support of those working in agriculture. Mental Health First Aid gives participants skills to recognize, understand, and respond to signs of mental health concerns (such as depression, substance misuse, or suicidal thinking), such as listening, giving support, and connecting someone with appropriate professional resources.
This training is FREE, with costs covered by the ND Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center grant project (USDA-NIFA). Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training (2 hours self-study; 6 hours in person). These training sessions will be in-person; a limit of 30 individuals can participate in a training session. CEU’s are available.