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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Oct 9, 2021

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

The course will be conducted in two parts:

  • Two hours of pre-work done on your own, and
  • Five hours of live Zoom class on Saturday, October 9th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The class is FREE and space is limited. Sign up today using this link!