Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in youth. The course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact and provides an overview of common treatments. Through role-playing and simulations, it demonstrates how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions; provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.
All classes are virtual at this time and free and open to the public. However, seating is limited. To register contact Maria DeLeon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 442-5491.
This Y/MHFA training is provided free of charge through a grant from Vermont Care Network/Vermont Care Partners through the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services: Mental Health Awareness Training Grant: Community FIRST (First Signs, Intervention, Referral, Support, Treatment) Vermont. Grant Number: 1H79SM081439-01. Community FIRST is a collaboration between Vermont Care Partners,