Youth Mental Health First Aid

Project Aware: Now is the Time

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshops: Dates continue to be planned

Time: 8am-5pm

Coffee, light breakfast & lunch included at trainings

Cost: $120 value for free

Online Registration: links will be provided as additional dates are planned

Questions?

Contact Gena Hall at gena.hall@nkes.org

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack – even if you have no clinical training – Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) gives you the tools to assist someone experiencing mental health difficulties.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to people 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.

MHFA training is an evidence-based practice which has been demonstrated to reduce stigma and provides laypeople that have no mental health background with the tools to help people in their communities.

Stay tuned; more training will be coming soon. And contact us to host a training of your own.

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Mental Health first aid

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