Two identical sessions: March 14th & May 2nd.
We have the opportunity for our mentors to join the Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes offered locally. These are particularly helpful as people interacting with students every day.
The course is free to you. Space is limited but we are opening the courses up to mentors before they are open to the general public.
Email Lisa at ReynoldsL@lynden.wednet.edu for the password.
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 or addictions challenge 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 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.
Facilitators: Brian Clemmer and Lisa Reynolds
30 Minute Break for Lunch (Food will NOT be provided)