Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid -- Co-sponsored and taught by RyeACT and Rye Youth Council
Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training requires 2 hours of online pre-work and a 5.5 hour instructor-led zoom course.
There is a $25 fee to cover take-home course materials. This fee should not be a barrier to participation: contact us if you need assistance.
This course gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
This course covers: Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including: m Anxiety m Depression m Eating disorders m Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) • Common signs and symptoms of substance use. • How to interact with an adolescent in crisis. • How to connect the adolescent with help.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• Listen nonjudgmentally
• Give reassurance and information
• Encourage appropriate professional help
• Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Mental Health First Aid USA is managed,
operated, and disseminated by the:
National Council for Behavioral Health
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Please contact us with questions: [email protected]
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