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Mental health promotion and suicide prevention require continuous, comprehensive training and development for all members of the community. The knowledge and training that students acquire during their time at UD allow them to develop skills to thrive, graduate and live productive lives.

Mental Health First Aid

This 8-hour training is a national public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and substance use, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Lunch will be provided to participants.

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Green Dot Training

A green dot is any choice, behavior, word or attitude that promotes safety for everyone and makes our community safer. A green dot is any decision you make to make our community safer. We will make our campus community safer.  But we can’t do it without you.  Nobody has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.  What’s your green dot?

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Ally Training

Attending an Ally Training is a great way to actively practice what it means to live in community at UD.

Ally Training is a workshop that educates individuals within the University of Dayton's Catholic and Marianist tradition, so they may better support the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, and Questioning) community. Ally Training includes experiential activities and guided discussions designed to provide knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help you effectively ally with the LGBTQ+ community. It is free and open to all University of Dayton students, faculty, and staff. 

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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention