Youth Mental Health First Aid

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 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, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Date and Location

Due to the pandemic we are using a blended learning program. Participants will complete 2 hours of self-paced work in advance of the YMHFA class. The individual work will be followed up by a 4.5 hour group class that will be held online.

  • January 6, 2022; 9:30am - 3:00pm (Register by 12/30)

  • January 25, 2022; 9:30am - 3:00pm (Register by 1/19)

  • February 8, 2022; 9:30am - 3:00pm (Register by 1/31)

  • February 23, 2022; 9:30am - 3:00pm (Register by 2/16)

  • March 15, 2022; 9:30am - 3:00pm (Register by 3/8)

  • April 4, 2022; 9:30am - 3:00pm (Register by 3/28)

  • April 26, 2022; 9:30am - 3:00pm (Register by 4/19)

Cost and Registration

This event is provided free of cost with grant funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Space is limited. Please pre-register.