Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

KEDC Ashland
September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid 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 by applying a core five-step action plan:

® Assess for risk of suicide or harm
® Listen nonjudgmentally
® Give reassurance and information
® Encourage appropriate professional help
® Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents & transition-age youth, ages 12-18. 

This training begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm

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