Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 7-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Who should take it?

Adults, Parents, Teachers, School staff, Coaches, Youth group leaders, Health Care providers, Human Service providers, Caregivers, Faith Leaders, People who work with youth

What it covers

Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including:

      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Eating disorders
      • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
      • Common signs and symptoms of substance use

How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis

How to connect the person with help

NEW: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care, and the impact of social media and bullying

This is a Virtual Course!  First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in a 7- to 7.5-hour Instructor-led video course via Zoom.
After you register and pay for the course, you will receive a link to complete the online portion. When completed, you will be admitted to the Zoom course on the scheduled day.

Cost $12 for adults who live and/or work in McLean County, Illinois,
includes course materials, snacks, and lunch.

Cost $25 for adults who live outside of McLean County, Illinois

To register: