Youth Mental Health First Aid

10/30/2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
WellLife Huntington Offices, 55 Horizon Drive, Huntington, NY 11743

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 youth who is experiencing a mental health or addiction 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:

  1. Anxiety
  2. depression
  3. Substance use
  4. Disorders in which psychosis may occur
  5. Disruptive Behavior Disorders (including AD/HD)
  6. Eating disorders


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