This in-person training teaches high school students about common mental health challenges and what they can do to support their own mental health and help a friend who is struggling. It’s equipping young people with the knowledge and skills they need to foster their own wellness and to support each other. We’ve teamed up with Born This Way Foundation to bring this program to the United States. To learn more, download the teen 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