Youth Mental Health First Aid
LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You'll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling. You'll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.
AFTER THE COURSE, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO:
Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorders (ADHD).
Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
Understand how to interact with a young person in crisis.
Know how to connect a young person with help.
Better understand trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.
Learn how to respond with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE):
Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
Give reassurance and information.
Encourage appropriate professional help.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
We have two upcoming trainings:
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023, from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
309 W. High Street, Lima
(90 min. Self-paced Online Pre-work + 4.5 hr. Virtual Training
Thursday, January 12th, 2023, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Email Donna at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register!