Student Services - Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Course


General Information

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) 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 adolescents (age 12-18) who are experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or are in crisis. YMHFA 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 ADHD), and eating disorders. For more information about scheduling a YMHFA training call 706-748-3303.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

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