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Trainings for responding to someone in crisis

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that teaches skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. The training costs $40 per participant.

Participants learn about symptoms, crisis response, and active listening skills to support many disorders:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Preregistration is required and course seating is limited. Please confirm availability for your desired date by clicking on the registration link below.

If your department is paying for the training, you can submit an IRI through the registration form, or email it to hws.programs@wsu.edu. Seats will not be held until an IRI is received.

If you are paying yourself, select cash or check on the registration form and email hws.programs@wsu.edu to arrange a time to pay for class prior to the course date.

All Mental Health First Aid trainings take place at Health & Wellness Services in Pullman. Classes are held in room G40 of the Washington building. Make sure to use the programs and outreach entrance facing Nevada St.

If you have a group of at least 15 interested in taking the course, contact us to schedule a private outreach. For questions, email us at hws.programs@wsu.edu.

Campus Connect

Campus Connect is an evidence-based 2-hour suicide prevention training program, offered free of charge for WSU staff and students.

Participants learn:

  • Statistics and facts about college student suicide
  • How to ask if someone is feeling suicidal
  • Appropriate referrals
  • Active listening, communication and relationship-building skills

Preregistration is required and course seating is limited. Please confirm availability for your desired date by clicking on the registration link below.

Campus connect classes are held in room G41 of the Washington building. Make sure to use the programs and outreach entrance facing Nevada St.

Campus Connect Suicide Prevention training is also available online through the Global Campus website. Anyone with a WSU ID number can access free, full-length suicide prevention training online. You can also request brochures typically provided during training.

Please note the activities in this training were modified to suit the needs of a virtual audience. Campus Connect is an interactive training and most effective in person. Suicide is a challenging and highly personal topic and reactions to talking about issues surrounding mental health and suicide can vary significantly.

You can get more information about Campus Connect from Syracuse University.

To find out more about Health & Wellness Services’ suicide prevention efforts or Campus Connect training, please email hws.programs@wsu.edu.