Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop for Parents and Community Members
Mental health is a popular topic of conversation in our schools and in our community. Did you know that 1 in 5 children age 13-18 have or will have a mental illness? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health challenge or is in crisis. The workshop is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people and is the mental health parallel of a traditional physical first aid workshop.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical development, and teaches an action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, substance use, psychosis, AD/HD, eating disorders and suicide prevention.
Participants who complete the course will be certified Mental Health First Aiders through the National Council for Behavioral Health for 3 years. Registration Fee includes cost of resource text.
This course offers 8 hours of CEU time and covers both the mental health and suicide prevention requirements.