youth mental health first aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid
This course has been developed by National Council for Behavioral Health.“Let’s make mental health first aid as common as CPR.”
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorders.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. An important component of the Youth Mental Health First Aid course is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy rather than to just learn about it. This simple experience can make it easier to actually apply the knowledge in a real-life situation.
Direct and Indirect Student Services
B-SS 3. Provide short-term counseling in small-group and individual settingse. Respond with appropriate intervention strategies to meet the needs of the individual, group or school community before, during and after crisis response (ASCA Professional Standards, 2019).
PK - 12 School Counselors
How can I help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis?
Participants will know:
Participants will be able to:
About the Facilitator
Dates and times of offerings
4.5 Hours on Zoom / 2 Hours Off-line (Total 6.5 Hours)
Time commitment between sessions
2-3 Hours; participants will be assigned required reading before the course begins as well as a quiz that must be passed in order to receive a course completion certificate.
Participants will have all access to the training materials via an online system.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Participant Manual (2016). Mental Health Association of Maryland, National Council for Behavioral Health, Missouri Department of Mental Health. Lutherville, MD:Author.