Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify,understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
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.
Cost: FREE (Normally a $200 training, FREE due to grant funds!)
Community Liaison /Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Lunch will be provided.
Grant funds to cover trainers and training provided by the “Now is the Time” initiative from the President of the United States and grant funds from SAMHSA provided to Hamilton Center.