Youth Mental Health First Aid is a certification course through the National Council of Behavioral Health that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help a tween/teen aged 12-18 in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

Through role-playing and simulations, YMHFA demonstrates how to assess a mental health crisis, select intervention, provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorders. Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

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For professionals on Long Island, NYC, or in Westchester County.

February 29, 2024 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
In Person: Temple Beth Abraham