Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

 

 

The National Council for Behavioral Health operates Mental Health First Aid in the USA.

THE Y IS OFFERING TRAINING IN YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID.

 

WHAT IS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an evidenced based low-cost, high impact program that helps young people, families and those who engage with them, understand mental health and substance use problems are real, common, and treatable and that it is OKAY to ask for help.

YMHFA is an in-person training program- like traditional First Aid or CPR- designed to give participants the skills and confidence to help children who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing an emotional crisis.

This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to warning signs and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. This program has been demonstrated to:

  • Increase knowledge of mental health/substance use problems
  • Increase confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress
  • Decrease stigma

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?

The ability to recognize a young person’s lack of focus, bullying behaviors, etc. may be linked to an underlying mental health or substance use problem is an important step in supporting them.

This is what one teacher had to say about it:

“I found the Youth Mental Health First Aid course very beneficial in working with my students who are dealing with traumatic circumstances like unexpected deaths of classmates, death of a parent and having to move on short notice due to a sudden change in the family income. Because of the information in the course, I feel more prepared to help, and I am better equipped to identify students that are struggling.”

Thousands of bus drivers, school safety officers, teacher’s assistants and others have already been trained.

What are YOU waiting for? Call to request a training TODAY.

For more information or to schedule your training please contact
Lauren Capaci 732-442-3632 x 6506.