Youth Mental Health First Aid (Online)
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a comprehensive training specifically designed to equip educators, family members, and caregivers (18 years or older) with the skills and knowledge to identify, understand, and respond to the signs or risk factors of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, YOUTH Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.
Learn the importance of early intervention. Learn the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and how to connect youth to appropriate care.
WHO SHOULD TAKE youth MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
Teachers & School Staff
Youth group leaders
People who work with youth
4.5 hour virtual course is taught by certified instructors. Participants receive a 3 year certification upon completion.
Course provides an opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation. An overview of local mental health resources, support groups, and other help are provided. A resource manual is provided and packed with information on all topics covered in the course
Sponsored by… Family Service Agency, Mental Wellness Center, YouthWell Coalition, SAMHSA
For more information please visit https://bethedifferencesb.org