Youth Mental Health First Aid
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in other people.
This 5.5-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
In this course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs, strategies for how to help and resources you can turn to for help.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is especially valuable for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18, including:
- Social workers
- Faith leaders
Class dates and registration
This is a free Zoom class. Anyone 18 or older is invited to attend this training. King County residents only.
Class is 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Class date: June 4
Deadline to register: May 20
Registration deadlines: completion of a two hour self-paced online training is required 48 hours prior to the training date. Once this is completed, you will get access to the virtual training.