Two gain training certification in Mental Health First Aid

Publish Date: 
Dec 3, 2018

Hartnell College has two new certified Mental Health First Aid trainers on staff. Department of Supportive Programs and Services Counselor Valerie Maturino and Veterans Program Counselor Gemma Uribe-Cruz attended and completed the Mental Health First Aid certification training in Salt Lake City from Dec. 3-5.

As MHFA trainers, they join psychology instructor Alicia Edelen in providing the eight-hour training for Hartnell College faculty, staff and students this spring. This training provides a deeper understanding of mental health while also helping to reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Registration dates for the training will be announced at the Annual Student Success Conference in January.