Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a training program designed to teach parents, family members, educators, school staff and other adults who work with youth how to help a young person (age 12-18) who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
This free evidence-based training program teaches signs, symptoms, and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions. Participants learn to identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for young people with a mental illness or addiction, while increasing their confidence in and likelihood to help someone in distress.
The 8 hour training is flexible and can be accomplished in two 4 hour sessions. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help a young person in crisis, complete this form. Trainings are offered as interest increases. Training participants will receive a free copy of the latest edition (2016) of Mental Health First Aid USA: For Adults Assisting Young People—a manual that highlights each topic covered in the training, comes with resources for mental health professionals, and covers signs/symptoms of mental illnesses.
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