Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 6-18.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
What It Covers
- Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges
- How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis and connect them with help
- Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying
Who Needs to Know Mental Health First Aid
- School staff
- Camp counselors
- Youth group leaders
- Adults who work with youth
Three Ways to Learn
- In-person: Learns receive their training as an eight-hour, instructor-led, in-person course.
- Blended: Learns complete a two-hour, self-paced online course, and participate in a 4.5-5.5 hour, instructor-led training. The instructor-led training can be a video conference or an in-person class.
For more information, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
To access services, contact our Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) program coordinator:
(732) 542-6422 ext. 103