Project AWARE Community Grant:
Youth Mental Health First Aid
What is Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)?
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health challenge, substance use disorder or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health/substance use 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 substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
What is Monroe County Project AWARE-C?
SAMHSA federal grant funded initiative to improve the mental health/substance use disorder literacy of adults that serve youth in a specific geographic catchment area in order to provide earlier intervention and a greater level of support available to our young people aged 12-18.
Who: This YMHFA training is for anyone who serves a role, personal or professional, that influences a youth.
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