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Youth Mental Health First Aid - Why It's Important and Who Should Get Certified

Are you concerned about the mental health of young people in your community? Do you want to be better equipped to provide support to those who may be struggling with mental health challenges? Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a training program designed to help you do just that.

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training program that teaches individuals how to recognize and respond to the signs of mental health challenges and crises in young people. The program is designed for anyone who works with or cares for youth between the ages of 10 and 17, including parents, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, principals, vice principals, the boys and girls club, big brothers and big sisters, after school programs, school bus drivers, crossing guards, Sunday school teachers, pastors, police, fire and rescue, life guards, and others.

            

Who Should Get Certified?              

If you work with or care for youth between the ages of 10 and 17, you should consider getting certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

This includes: 

parents, children, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, principals, vice principals, the boys and girls club, big brothers and big sisters, after school programs, school bus drivers, crossing guards, parents, Sunday school teachers, pastors, police, fire and rescue, life guards, and others.

 

 

By completing the YMHFA training, you will be better equipped to recognize the signs of mental health challenges and provide initial support and resources to young people who may be struggling.

Don't wait to make a difference in the lives of young people in your community. Get certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid today.

"Investing in #YouthMentalHealthFirstAid is crucial in promoting well-being and supporting our future generations. With the rising rates of mental health challenges, it's imperative that we equip ourselves with the necessary skills to recognize and respond to symptoms. By doing so, we create a supportive and inclusive community for our youth to thrive in. #MentalHealthMatters #SupportYouth"

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Additional Mental Health First Aid Course Available. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA provides a variety of skills-based early-intervention courses that equip learners to identify, understand, and respond to signs or symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges. Our courses aim to reduce stigma, tackle tough challenges, and make a positive difference in the lives of those around you by getting certified.

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