Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour public education program that introduces adults to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Learn more: download the Youth Mental Health First Aid one-pager.
Mental health has always been a focus in my life, starting with my own struggles as an adolescent. As such, I was honored when my school district asked me, as a special education teacher and the district wellness coordinator, to become a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Instructor. I had always implemented tools I had gained from personal experience in cultivating a classroom atmosphere emphasizing mental health, and I knew […]...Read More May 24