Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
What Participants Learn:
· Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns
· Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use
· A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health concern or in crisis
· Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources
· Prevalence of mental health problems
· Signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use disorders
· Crisis first aid for:
o Traumatic events
o Acute psychosis
o Overdose and withdrawal
o Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
o Panic attacks
* Session is for adults 18 years old and older, must be registered for the 2018 membership year and background checked.
*For safety and supervision reasons, troops and individuals are not permitted to bring non-Girl Scouts or siblings.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (904) 388-4653
Register by Aug. 5 at noon.