Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: November 17, 2014
Time: 8:30a - 5:00p
Location: Oakland County Extension Offices - Pontiac, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 26E, Pontiac, MI 48341
Contact: Lisa Kelley: 248-858-1524 or lkelley@anr.msu.edu

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach participants how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. It 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. This training is hosted by the MSUE Children and Youth Institutte, Capacity Building Workgroup, this training is provided by the Tri-County Mental health First Aid at no cost to participants. It is open to staff, volunteers, and community members.

Visit the Youth Mental Health First Aid registration page for more information.

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