Mental Health First Aid Youth, Colesville — AFSP

Mental Health First Aid Youth, Colesville

14500, New Hampshire Avenue, Old Salem Village, Colesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, 20904, USA

Mental Health First Aid Youth, Colesville

Dec. 14, 2019

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

14500 New Hampshire Avenue
, Maryland 20904

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For questions about this event, contact Juli Murray at [email protected].

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance misuse disorders. It also helps to identify normal adolescent developmental issues and when it could be signs of something else. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with, live with, or otherwise support youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course can also be helpful for those who work with, live with, or otherwise support college age young adults.

WHAT IT COVERS
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including:
•Anxiety
•Depression
•Eating disorders
•Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
•Self-harm
•Suicide
•Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
•How to interact with an adolescent in crisis.
•How to connect the adolescent with help.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
•Assess for risk of suicide or harm
•Listen nonjudgmentally
•Give reassurance and information
•Encourage appropriate professional help
•Encourage self-help and other support strategies

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Teachers
• School staff
• Coaches
• Camp counselors
• Youth group leaders
• Parents
• People who work with youth
• Concerned friends**

**Please note, you must be 18 years old to attend this class.

DATE: Saturday, December 14, 2019
TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm
LOCATION: First Alliance Church
14500 New Hampshire Ave, Colesville, MD 20904
Colesville, Maryland 20904

CONTACT
Juli Murray
[email protected]
(443) 591-7274