Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify,
understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and
substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Get more information about attending or hosting a training.

WHAT IT COVERS
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including:
– Anxiety
– Depression
– Eating disorders
– Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
• How to interact with an adolescent in crisis.
• How to connect the adolescent with help.

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Teachers
• School staff
• Coaches
• Camp counselors
• Youth group leaders
• Parents
• People who work with youth

64.1%of youth with major depression do not receive any mental HEALTH TREATMENT

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