March 8, 2023

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid opportunities from Purdue Extension announced

For over four years, Purdue Extension has offered Mental Health First Aid courses to the campus community and across Indiana. These courses provide introductory education about several mental health issues, tools to assist someone in distress to seek professional help, and tools for self-care. Courses are taught by a team of certified Purdue Extension instructors and may be of interest to faculty and staff looking for ways to better support students, colleagues and loved ones.

Advance registration and online pre-work are required for Mental Health First Aid courses, and the cost to attend is $130 for in-person courses and $90 for virtual courses. Each course has a limited class size, so early registration is encouraged.

Purdue Extension offers two versions of Mental Health First Aid:

  • Adult (for adults who want to help other adults).
  • Youth (for adults who want to help children and teens).

Upcoming virtual adult course offerings include:

  • April 6, 2023 – register here
  • May 24, 2023 – register here
  • June 15, 2023 – register here 

Upcoming virtual youth course offerings include:

  • May 11, 2023– register here

Both versions introduce common mental health challenges and contexts for the given age group; review safe action planning steps; and cover topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, suicidality and more. To learn more about course options and continuing education opportunities, and for featured stories and a list of all upcoming courses, visit Check the website often for updated course listings as they become available.


Contact any member of the Purdue Extension Mental Health First Aid instructor team. Contact details available at

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