Emily Lasek, Troy Hansen, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
Mental Health First Aid in the College Setting
The Florissant Valley Counseling Department introduced Mental Health First Aid to St. Louis Community College to assist faculty and staff with the growing number of mental health issues on college campuses. It has been successful in creating an awareness of mental health issues as well as an appropriate referral source. After two years of development, the workshop was adapted to a one credit hour course (PRD 528) that is available to both students and the public. Since its introduction, the Counseling Department has trained over 200 faculty, staff, students, and community members in Mental Health First Aid. It has brought local and national attention to St. Louis Community College and has introduced the college to a number of individuals.