Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Jul. 15, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

2081 Inter-Garrison Rd
Marina, California 93933

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For questions about this event, contact Sarah Heraldo at [email protected].

Mental Health First Aid is open to all and is for anyone wanting to help another person! The “Youth” version deals specifically with youth mental health.

Location:

CSU Monterey Bay
University Police Department (Building 82E)
2081 Inter-Garrison Road
Marina, CA 93933

Notes:

  • $4 fee for parking
  • There are nearby places to have lunch or please feel free to bring your own

Training Overview:

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The training presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces you to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

The Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is sponsoring the class and there is no charge for participants!

Skills Obtained:

The CPR-like program effective in improving trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others.

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.

Price:

This course is valued at $170 per participant by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Thanks to the walkers and supporters of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of AFSP and our work, this training is offered to community members at no charge.

To Register for This Course:

Please CLICK HERE and fill out our short RSVP form to register for this course. Pre-registration for this course is mandatory for our planning purposes and the class will be capped at 25 attendees.

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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

2081 Inter-Garrison Rd, Marina, CA 93933, USA