This free Youth Mental Health First Aid course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers and neighbors how to help adolescents (ages 12-18) who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who interact with young people and was created by the National Council for Behavioral Health.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis or 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. Last day to register is February 20. To register visit stjoeschelsea.org/BehavioralHealthServices
When: February 27-28, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea 775 S Main St, Chelsea, Michigan 48118