MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSES
New Teen Course for High School Students
Virtual online options:
2 hours of student self pace online pre-study and 4 1/2 hours of virtual online classroom instructor led training!
Blended/ Hybrid Courses:
2 hour student self pace online pre-study and 5 1/2 hours of in person classroom training with an Instructor
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
teen Mental Health First Aid teaches high school students how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives students the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary. It is designed to be delivered in schools or community sites in three interactive classroom sessions of 90 minutes each or six sessions of 45 minutes each. Schools and organizations offering the training are required to train at least 10 percent of adult staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid and to train the entire grade level. A critical step in the teen Mental Health First Aid action plan is connecting with a trusted adult. Youth Mental Health First Aid trains adults to be prepared to help young people facing a crisis.
"Basic Mental Health Training"
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health education to learn the signs/symptoms of someone in crisis and to get them help. Often called the "CPR course for the Mind" and while a serious subject this highly informative, the interactive class is lively and enjoyable.
Over a 2.5 million in the US have taken the "Mental Health First Aid" training. It is evidence based public education for anyone over 18 years old and offered in two basic versions, Adults Caring/Working with Youth, and the Adult with Adults. There also tailored classes for those in, and/or working with Rural Communities, Public Safety, Veterans/Military, Elders, EMS, Universities/Colleges, and for the Work Place.
How to Start the Conversation
The Awkward Conversation
National Council for Behavioral Health
Conversations about mental health don't have to be awkward. Learn how to respond when someone tells you they're not okay at www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.
Mental Wellness in the Work Place
Healthy Minds & Productive