Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide, or is struggling with substance abuse.

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, participants will:

  • Be able to recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • Be able to use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Be able to interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth within the U.S., and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Will be able to apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help a young person with a mental health problem to treat and manage the problem, and achieve recovery.

Available Continuing Education: 7.5 Hours

DMH-Addiction Therapist

DMH-Community Support Specialist

DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist

DMH-Mental Health Therapist

DMH-Licensed Administrator

MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals

Cost

$25

Presenter

Molly Portera, MS, CMHT, CCSS, CIDDT

Location

MSPHI

Date

Jan. 13, 2020

Time

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost

$25

Presenter

Molly Portera, MS, CMHT, CCSS, CIDDT

Location

MSPHI