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Mental Health First Aid for Youth

  • Northern Lakes CMH 527 Cobb Street Cadillac, MI, 49601 United States (map)

Course Description:

Mental Health First Aid for Youth is an 8-hour, interactive certification course that provides an overview of mental health and substance use conditions as well as their risk factors, warning signs, impact, and common treatments for young people.  Participants will receive a MHFA manual which is a blueprint for providing comfort, promoting recovery, and helping to reduce distress related to stressful situations, trauma and crisis. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connects them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.  Participants vary widely and include social workers, primary and long-term care professionals, law enforcement and first responders, school personnel and educators, employers, parents, guardians, consumers, faith communities, mental health advocacy organizations, state policymakers, and the general public.

Course Link:
http://www.northernlakescmh.org
CE Value (credits): 8
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Northern Lakes CMH

Contact Information:
Beth Burke
231-876-3249
mailto:beth.burke@nlcmh.org