– Mercer Family Resource Center will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Mercer Family Resource Center, located at 535 W. Yellowstone HWY. This FREE training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addictions challenge, or is in crisis. To register for this training, please contact Mercer Family Resource Center at 307-265-7366.
Originally created in Australia in 2001, Youth Mental Health First Aid is a program of the Mental Health First Aid USA that is managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. A certified Mental Health First Aid instructor teaches the training. 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.
For questions or to register for the Youth Mental Health First Aid training, please contact Emily Hicks, Office Manager, at 307-265-7366 or email@example.com