Identify. Understand. Respond. Mental Health First Aid is a Youth Mental Health First Aid 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. Youth Mental Health First Aid 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 AD/HD), and eating disorders.-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. You will learn how to recognize the signs of someone experiencing a mental health issue and how to get them the help they need.
Note: Attendees will get an email from Mental Health First Aid USA with further instructions about setting up an account and completing online pre-session work.
- Dr. Jon Betlinski, MD, Director of Public Psychiatry, OHSU
Additional Cost: $30
Class limit: 50 attendees
This training is co-sponsored by the NAD Youth and Young Adult Department