NPLC: Youth Mental Health First Aid

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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April 26 | Friday | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Registration

Instructor: Kim Garcia, Burke
Partners: Burke, AC NPLC and Workforce & Continuing Education

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.
Our nation has a youth mental health crisis. One in six youth and adolescents will experience a mental health condition in any given time, nearly half of teens (44%) report feeling persistently sad and hopeless, and 50% of all mental illnesses begin by age 14.

Addressing this crisis requires a comprehensive approach. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is just one piece in a larger effort to connect people in need with mental health and substance use care. And when it comes to surrounding young people with adults who have the skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders and provide initial help, schools and youth-serving organizations across the country are leading the way.

Last year, hundreds of thousands of adults were trained in Youth MHFA, which teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, and other caring adults how to help youth who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis.


April 26
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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