Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an all-day training for adults who work with and/or assist young people. In YMFHA, adults learn the signs of mental health challenges in young people and how to respond effectively. 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.
This training is excellent for parents, educators, youth group leaders, clergy, and anyone else who interacts with young people on a regular basis.