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Workshop Dates/Times

The entire workshop is 8 hours delivered over two half days.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (1:00-6:00 PM)
Sunday, April 7, 2019 (8:00-11:15 AM)


The Grand America Hotel

Registration, Fees, and Target Audience

This pre-meeting workshop requires payment of an additional fee of $50 for trainees and $150 for non-trainees ($170 value). All participants who attend both days will receive a 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid. Session content is entry-level and designed for the trainee (student) audience. Non-trainees (pharmacists and residents) are welcome to register for Mental Health First Aid, however, for more advanced, clinical content, it is recommended that trained psych pharmacists and residents attend the other pre-meeting workshop on suicide prevention, assessment, and treatment strategies.

Continuing Education for Pharmacists

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education for Mental Health First Aid. This 8-hour course will provide 8.0 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of continuing education credit, and participants must attend the training in full.

View Learning Objectives and Disclosures

Read Instructions to Obtain CE from NCPA

Support For This Session

Support for Mental Health First Aid is proudly provided by the CPNP Foundation


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Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certificate program developed to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The workshop will be offered to students over two, half days. The workshop is supported and subsidized by the CPNP Foundation. Part 1 will begin on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00-6:00 PM. Part 2 will take place the following day, Sunday, April 7 from 8:00-11:15 AM. To obtain certification, participants must attend each session in full.

Following the event, participants will receive a certificate from Mental Health First Aid USA acknowledging certification which is valid for 3 years. A limited number of spaces are available, so interested students are encouraged to reserve their seats as early as possible.

Please contact Katie at the CPNP Office at or 402-476-1677.



Saturday, April 6
1:00-3:00 PM
Mental Health Problems in the USA 
The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
Understanding Depression and Anxiety Disorders
3:00-3:15 PM Break
3:15-5:15 PM
Helpful and Unhelpful Things to Say
Warning Signs of Suicide
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Crisis and Non-Crisis First Aid
5:15-5:25 PM Break
5:25-6:00 PM
Panic Attacks
Crisis First Aid for Traumatic Events
Sunday, April 7
8:00-9:30 AM
Understanding Disorders and Risk Factors of Psychosis
Crisis First Aid for Acute Psychosis
Substance Use Disorders
9:30-9:45 AM Break
9:45-11:15 AM
Crisis First Aid for Withdrawal
Crisis First Aid for Overdose
Exam and Evaluation