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a teenage girl staring out the window of her bedroom hugging her pillow

Many adolescents are experiencing a mental health crisis and don’t know where to turn.

Who is this training for?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to support children and adolescents who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or are in crisis.

The class is primarily designed for adults (18+ required) who regularly interact with young people.

Topics Covered

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.


Mental Health First Aid USA is coordinated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Made possible by the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Endowment at Baptist Health.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Participants will:

  • Identify common mental health challenges for youth including anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.
  • Review typical adolescent development
  • Use a 5-step action plan to recognize symptoms, to offer and provide initial help, and to guide a person to the appropriate treatments and other supportive help.
  • Dispel myths about mental illness and understand the prevalence of mental illness.

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  • Class Cancellation Policy

    To accommodate others who may wish to attend this class, we ask that all cancellations be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class. If you paid a fee for the event, and you submitted the cancellation notice 72 hours or more prior to the start of the event, you can either apply the class fee to another Baptist Health event or request a refund.

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