Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 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 an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Youth MHFA Will Help You:
Understand the difference between typical adolescent development and a potential mental illness developing
Learn a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.