Helping In A Mental Health Crisis For Educators


Introductory | Mental Health Literacy

| 1 Hour 9 Minutes

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About the Course


Because mental health crises are so common, Psych Hub decided to create a course that will help anyone accurately describe signs of a mental health crisis and identify practical skills that may be used to support someone who needs help.

This approximately 1 hour course is full of live-filmed and animated videos, as well as learner focused activities and up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles. After finishing this course, we believe you will be able to notice signs of a mental health crisis, substance overdose or withdrawal, or suicide risk. You should also be able to list community resources for crisis support and link individuals with the help they need.

NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before taking any other Mental Health Ally for Educators Series courses.

Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour 9 Mins.

Target Audience: Educators

Level of Instruction: Introductory

Prerequisite: None

Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks

Accessibility Accommodations: Color contrast; transcripts of video components; closed captioning of audio and video components.

After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:

  1. Accurately describe signs that indicate an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis and identify techniques to respond related to starting a conversation, the basics of de-escalation, and challenging situations.

  2. List community resources for crisis support and link individuals with the appropriate type of support.

  3. Identify practical skills that can be used to support a colleague experiencing a mental health crisis as well as evaluate tips for supporting someone during their recovery journey.

  • Course Overview & Introduction (5~ minutes)

  • What is a Mental Health Crisis? (32~ minutes)

  • Alcohol & Substance Overdose (2~ minutes)

  • Suicide Crisis - Recognizing the Signs (16~ minutes)

  • Sources of Crisis of Support (4~ minutes)

  • After a Crisis (4~ minutes)

  • Conclusion (2~ minutes)

  • References

  • Post-Course Assessment (8+ minutes)

  • Participant Evaluation (5-10 minutes)

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