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Mental Health First Aid

Identify. Understand. Respond.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use challenges.

Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.


This training 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.


Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to become Mental Health First Aiders. There is no cost for you to attend. If you would like to be trained email the MHFA Instructors at mentalhealthfirstaid@davidsondavie.edu


  • MHFA participants will complete a 2-hour self-paced online course
  • Plus attend six and 1/2 hours of in-person training on selected dates.
  • Some instructor-led opportunities are divided into two 4-hour sessions.

Davidson-Davie Mental Health Statistics

Since fall 2020, anxiety has been the top diagnosis managed on our campus
Mental Health appointments with the therapist TRIPLED from fall 2021 to spring 2022
Depression accounted for over half of all appointments in the 2020-2021 school year
Anxiety, depression & trauma related cases were the most reported diagnoses during the 2020-2021 school year

Who is Trained on Davidson-Davie’s Campus?

As a reminder even though these individuals are listed they should not be the first point of contact when there is a student who is distressed. The Distressed Student Protocol should be the first resource used to assist students.

Elena Alvarez-Ramirez 
Cailin Asip
Ebony Boyd
Laura Brown
Susan Burleson
Paul Campbell
Karen Carter
Sharon Childers
Melissa Coleman
Jennifer Corbett-Marshall
Carmen Davis
Brian DeYoung
April Edmond
Rosalind Flowe
Christy Forrest
Kim Garner
Tiffany Hemrick
Rebecca Hinkle
 Mary Beth Hynek

LaQuoia Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Amy Kepley
Mary Kidd
Elle King
Lisa Kraft
Paula Langston-Ware
Katina Lee
Carol Lockhart
Susan Lohr
Dandrena Lowe
Joanna Maddox
Chris Magett
Nichole Magnuson
Jocelin Marshburn
Michael McGee
Emily McKinney
Susan Medlin
Johnnie Mickel

Windy Nash
Leah Neville
Donna Newhouse
Ashley O’Donnell
Jenny Overbey
LeAnn Pate
Alex Peoples
Victoria Raczenski
Marquita Richardson
Marsha Roddenberry
John Rosenberger
Nicholas Schilly
Reba Smith
Kirsten Stovall
Sandy Tucker
Cyndi Whitley
Michelle Williamson
Amelia Witherington
Joe Woodall


Campus Mental Health First Aid Instructors
Keisha Jones, Interim Dean, Enrollment, Engagement & Retention
Demetria Nickens, Coordinator, Accessibility Services
Ralph North – Division Chair, Law & Legal

Contact: mentalhealthfirstaid@davidsondavie.edu