Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (ages 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course 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 anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Registration is required. There is no fee for this class.
Carle BroMenn Medical Center
New Patient Tower Conference Room 20
1304 Franklin Ave., Normal, IL
Snacks and lunch provided courtesy of Carle BroMenn Medical Center.
Course instructors provided courtesy of the Mental Health First Aid Collaborative.
Grant money for books and course materials are provided by the McLean County Health Department.
Registration for this event is closed.