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Youth Mental Health First Aid

September 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


What is Mental Health First Aid Training: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a national training, designed for individuals looking to assist a person struggling with mental health concerns. This training provides information about mental illnesses as well as substance use. During the training, individuals will learn a 5-step action plan to support a person in crisis and make a connection to the resources needed for treatment or support. Participants will get hands-on practice utilizing the concepts discussed in the training, through interactive group activities, role-plays and discussions. Participants will leave feeling ready to “say something” when they “see something”.

Who should take Mental Health First Aid Training: Teachers, first responders and veterans, neighbors, parents and friends, people in recovery, those supporting a loved one, and ANYONE anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This evidence-based intervention training is to help adults identify, react to, and support a child (age 8-18) experiencing mental health or substance use issues or is in active crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to intervene. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders inclusive of psychosis indicators, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.

  • Participants must be 18 years or older
  • Must complete all portions of course (prework and live) to receive certification
  • Have access to technology- Course is taught online

Facilitated by Maddie Worley, LMSW, Director of Community Outreach. 


September 3, 2021
8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Mental Health America of Greater Dallas
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