You can help make a difference in the lives of youth in your community by attending this public education course. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis.
What: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
When: March 12th, 8:15am-12:15pm and March 19th, 8:15am-12:15pm (must be present both days in order to receive certification)
Where: South Amboy High School, 200 Governor Harold G. Hoffman Plaza, South Amboy, NJ 08879
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8- hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
*Please include your cell phone number when signing up.