We were able to travel to Ferris State University’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, last week, to train and certify 25 faculty and staff members in Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education (adult certification). By far, this was one of my favorite seminars because of the warm, caring people we met. The following photos are team photos from our class.
The Higher Education version of Mental Health First Aid was uniquely created for people who work with college students and for college students.
We talked about how the culture of college life is unique.
We also discussed the special risk factors and needs of students & faculty.
The main goal is to be able to recognize and address the special mental health concerns and needs of the students and faculty members, and to move students toward finding professional help when they may need to.
The Ferris State community was fantastic, and we want to thank them for their hospitality and care for all of their students. Their students are lucky to have them! Go Bulldogs!