Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, CPR, or calling 911.
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 (ages 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, and disruptive behavior disorders (including ADD/ADHD)
Are you interested in learning to be part of the solution?
If so, join us for this Mental Health First Aid class.
Cost $10, includes course materials, snacks, and lunch
Youth Mental Health First Aid focuses upon youth from about age 12 through age 18. The course is for Adults working with youth. Minimum age to attend the course is 18 years old.
To register, please call (309) 661-5151.