Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) 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 (age 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, and eating disorders.

We believe that this training is so important for all adults to experience, that will continue to offer it free of charge throughout the Bay Area this year.

Upcoming YMHFA dates:

Tuesday, October 30
Registration closes on October 21.

Monday, December 16
Registration closes on December 7.

RSVP to attend a gathering by contacting: DMassey@jewishlearningworks.org