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Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education - Fall 2023

2023fri17nov9:00 amfri4:30 pmMental Health First Aid for Higher Education - Fall 2023IN-PERSON EVENT | Registration Coming Soon

Event Details

In 2022, over three-quarters of college students (77%) experienced moderate to serious psychological distress; 35% of students were diagnosed with anxiety; and 27% had depression. According to the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 49.3% of full-time college students ages 18 to 22 drank alcohol in the past month; and, of those, about 27.4% engaged in binge drinking during that same time frame.

The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) invites you to join us for an in-person Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Montgomery County Business Solutions Center (1435 Cincinnati St., #300, Dayton.)

Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.


  • A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health.
  • A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education.
  • Applying the action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students.
  • A review of the mental health resources available on campus and through partnerships in the community.

Participants in this training will receive 8 contact hours, in addition to MHFAHE certification from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. All registrants will be expected to complete pre- and post-course quizzes and a course evaluation to receive their certification.

*NOTE: Due to National Council for Mental Wellbeing requirements for certification, all training registrations must be submitted NO LATER than Tuesday, Oct. 17. This deadline cannot be extended.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Includes lunch)

Where: Montgomery County Business Solutions Center (1435 Cincinnati St., #300, Dayton)


  • Personnel from SOCHE member schools: $25 admin/catering fee per person
  • Personnel from NON-member schools/organizations: $35 admin/catering fee per person

Questions? Contact Mindy Claggett at SOCHE

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 17, or when the event is full, whichever occurs first.

About the Presenter

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Patricia “Pat” Clark
Ed-Vantage Consulting
B.A. Psychology/Education | M.A. Guidance & Counseling | M.A. Educational Leadership

Pat Clark retired from public education having served students as a high school counselor. Not content with “retiring” Pat went on serve as a prevention specialist for the Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County’s Violence Free Coalition. Pat then went on to do grant work for the Warren County Educational Service Center conducting trainings in Youth Mental Health First Aid, and trauma. Pat opened her own consulting business, Ed-Vantage Consulting, to continue her passion of educating individuals around mental health issues.   Pat is passionate about her work with youth and remains active as a member of the Violence Free Coalition of Warren County, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Warren County, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County, and Warren County Connects. Pat has taught YMHFA for the past 8 years and MHFA for two years. In her spare time, she loves walking her dogs and playing golf.


(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Montgomery County Business Solutions Center

1435 Cincinnati St

Councils & Committees

SOCHE is dedicated to advancing higher education through active collaboration, resource and knowledge building, and effective professional development programs. To accomplish this, SOCHE administers 16 active Councils and Committees. The purpose of a SOCHE Council or Committee is to provide an opportunity for representatives from higher education to be a resource for one another, share information and best practices, identify common challenges, and, ultimately, broaden awareness of the resources, services, and activities in higher education. SOCHE is also dependent upon the Councils and Committees for substantial input on annual professional development programs.