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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Posted on September 17, 2019 in: General News

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 (age 12-18) who is experiencing 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.

Two Day Course:

Friday, November 22 from 6:00 to 10:15 pm & Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm

Includes short break with refreshments. Cost: $20 Mental Health First Aid workbook. Participants must attend both days to complete the course.  Registration is required as space is limited!  Sign-up at www.ollwhs.org.

 

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