Mental Health First Series Session 2 (Certification)
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with 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.
What it covers • Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including: -Anxiety -Depression -Eating disorders -Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• 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
Date: April 28th and May 5th, 2020 (Must attend both sessions to receive certification)