Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop (English)

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Community Room
1991 2nd Ave

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Dream Gym, 1991 2nd Ave
Only 40 seats available. To register for this free training, please visit: and select MHFA Private Class (by invitation only)
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk
factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early
intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental
Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select
interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning
signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among
adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating
disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and
substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to
diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling –
rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs
and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis. The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help
adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.