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Mental Health First Aid

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About Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder. Mental Health First Aiders are individuals who want to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all. For more information, visit: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.

 

Program Goals

Have UCI/UCI Health certified instructors deliver the Mental Health First Aid course to UCI and UCI Health employees so they can:

  • Recognize signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions
  • Identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction
  • Help an individual in distress
  • Decrease stigma of mental health within the UCI community
  • Raise awareness of UCI mental health resources
  • Lower stress, anxiety and depression rates amongst the UCI community

Click here to learn more about UCI MHFA training dates .

 

Mind Your Zot!

Weathering the Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Summer Reflection

Summer is a great time to reflect on all the things you have done and learned along the way, and to also consider what areas you would like to grow into as you transition into the next academic year.

Take time to reflect, and perhaps even journal out your thoughts:

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….