Youth Mental Health First Aid training #2
This is a repeat of September 26, 2018 Counselor Cadre session.
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 session will be closed at 30 participants , but if there is enough interest we will schedule an additional training.