For individuals in Alexandria still looking to understand and assist those affected by mental illness, there are a couple of youth training options still available.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training and certification on skills 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.
The course teaches risk factors, warning signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders, the effects of the illnesses, an overview of treatments and a five-step action plan for helping someone with symptoms.
Upcoming 2017 Youth MHFA trainings include:
- Youth MHFA, May 2 and May 4, 4 – 8:30 p.m. at 4480 King St. RM 514
Find out more about the training and visit the online registration page. Registration is open until filled. Limit 20 participants per class.
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