Youth Mental Health First Aid

Tue, June 6, 20178:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training course that will give participants the key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.  The training helps laypersons identify, understand, and respond to the signs of mental health illness and addictions.

This course helps anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or crisis.  The course gives people tools to help friends, family members, colleagues, or others in their community.

Trained individuals will be able to:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health concerns.
  • Obtain information on: depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the evidence-based professional, peer, social and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

The registration form can be found here.

If you have questions, call (402) 441-4336 or email.