Youth Mental Health First Aid training #4

Youth Mental Health First Aid training #4

Location: 
KEDC-Lexington
Date: 
November 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

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 session will be closed at 30 participants. 

Max Capacity: 
30
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