CCOG for HUS 102 Summer 2024

Course Number:
HUS 102
Course Title:
Mental Health First Aid: Adult
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Course Description

Provides key skills to help adults who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Covers mental health literacy, including identifying, understanding, and responding to signs of mental illness. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Uses curriculum developed by Mental Health First Aid USA:  This course is delivered by a certified Mental Health First Aide USA instructor who completes training and meets certification requirements.   

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Recognize potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • Use 5-step action plan to help individuals in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Examine the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the United States and the need for reduced stigma.
  • Apply knowledge of appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
  • Assess personal views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders.

Course Activities and Design

  • Small group work
  • Role play and action method
  • Teach back
  • Video
  • Lecture

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Final exam
  • Small group demonstration

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Mental health
  • Peer support
  • Community resources
  • Crisis intervention