The Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certification Program is designed to:
- give an overview of the prevalence and impact of mental health problems in the United States;
- outline the signs, symptoms, possible risk factors and warning signs of depression and anxiety;
- introduce the MHFA action plan and how it fits within the array of interventions available to address mental health problems; and
- delineate the role of the Mental Health First Aider.
The program also demonstrates the action plan for someone experiencing depressive or anxiety symptoms and may be in crisis such as suicide or self-injury, plus explores how to respond to someone who is not in crisis but may benefit from the additional steps of the action plan.
Open to undergraduate and graduate nursing students, plus any students from Seton Hall’s general population, such as education or social work students.
Participants are required to complete two hours of online prep-work independently seven days prior to the six-to-seven hour synchronous session.
Upon successful completion of the program and end-of-course examination, participants are issued a nationally recognized certification as Mental Health First Aiders conferred by MHFA USA.
College of Nursing
Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing — from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners — who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. The college established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's online graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.