"Dealing with Stigma: Mental Health First Aid to the Rescue" Featuring Misty Hull and Deborah Licht

Created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Mar 25, 2015

Monday, October 21, 2013 at This is a pre-recorded webinar

Starts at 4:00 PM ยท Ends at 5:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

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Misty Hull & Deborah Licht






Introductory psychology instructors are often the first people students turn to with their concerns about mental health and the signs of mental illnesses. In the aftermath of tragic, senseless human acts, such as a mass shooting, the first question many people ask is whether the person responsible was mentally ill. But this can lead us astray, leading some to ignore the broader social context of the act, while increasing the stigma surrounding mental illness in general.


Misty Hull When such issues arise on campus or in the community, people often look to college psychology departments for insight and guidance. And as a psychology instructor, you have the power to change the conversation in a positive direction-toward educating the community and dispelling stigma.


In this timely session, Deborah Licht and Misty Hull address:

  • Mental illness in the context of Mental Health First Aid-a program that trains people to recognize the signs of psychological disorders.
  • How to provide initial assistance to those in need.
  • How to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.




Deborah Licht is a Professor of Psychology and co-chair of the Department of Psychology at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has had over two decades of teaching and research experience in a variety of settings. She has experience in traditional, online, and hybrid courses, and is particularly inspired by first-generation college students who turn to community colleges to pursue their education.


Misty Hull, MA is a Professor of Psychology and  co-chair of  the  Department  of Psychology at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has taught a range of psychology courses in a variety of delivery formats (traditional, online, and hybrid). Her love of teaching comes through in her dedication to mentoring new and part-time faculty in the teaching of psychology.

This is a pre-recorded webinar