Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental health First Aid (YMHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. The training helps adults identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness or substance abuse. This course meets two days for 4 hours each.
The 8-hour course teaches:
- Risk factors, warning signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders
- Five-step action plan for helping a young person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
Participants receive a resource manual to keep and "certificate of completion" that is good for 3 years. Participants must attend both training sessions to receive "certificate of completion".
Made possible by a Mental Health Awareness Training grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States Government.