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Bioré® Skincare has always taken an unconventional approach to skincare, encouraging people to get the sh*t out of their pores. Now the brand has taken that same approach by encouraging everyone to get that sh*t out when it comes to their mental health.


Bioré® Skincare and Mental Health First Aid USA invite higher education staff and faculty to apply to receive a free virtual training session to become a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. By becoming certified to teach Mental Health First Aid in your community, you can be a force for activism and change on your college campus. And one day, you may just save someone’s life.


Learn more about the partnership!

Nominate a Staff/Faculty Member from a College or University to Become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor Today


The nominations have been closed.



Ready to apply for a chance to receive a MHFA Instructor Scholarship? Start Here.


The Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is specifically designed for adult learners 18 years of age and older only. The course cannot be delivered to anyone under the age of 18. The course may only be delivered within the U.S. and its Territories, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The course may not be delivered outside of the U.S.

The Instructor certification process is a 3-day seminar with approximately 10 total hours of self-paced work that is valued at $2,200 and results in lifetime certification contingent on Instructors teaching three MHFA courses each year. Ideal MHFA Instructor candidates:

  • Have some experience facilitating learning/group discussions for adults.
  • Are passionate about increasing mental health awareness.
  • Work to reduce stigma around mental health and substance challenges.
  • Encourage diversity and inclusion in conversations about mental wellbeing.

Learn more about what it means to be a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Scholarship Program.