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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

YMHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help youth who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and various types of crises.

Topics Covered: Anxiety, Depression, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Suicide Assessment and Prevention.

​This is an interactive training that will support educators to:

- Grow their understanding of the difference between mental health challenges, disorders and illnesses, and knowledge of signs,symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions

- Increase knowledge of interventions and supports available to young people

- Increase skills to intervene in crisis and non-crisis situations

​This training is made possible through Vermont Care Partners, Essex CHIPS, and the Center for Health and Learning.

Vermont 211:

  • Dial 2-1-1 anywhere in Vermont or visit www.Vermont211.org to get live referral help to public and private state and community services.

Umatter® U Can Get Help:  www.UmatterUCanGetHelp.org


Award winning website for youth who think they may need help or may be worried about someone else

National Hopeline Network: 800-442-HOPE (4673)



Screening for Mental Health:  www.mentalhealthscreening.org

In-person and online screening programs for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, PTSD, eating disorder, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.


GLBT National Health Center: 888-843-4564GLBT National Hotline



GLBT National Youth Talkline:  800-246-PRIDE (7743)

Online Peer Support Chat: www.glnh.org/chat/index.html

Telephone volunteers in their teens and early twenties speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS, anxiety and more.


The Trevor Project:   www.thetrevorproject.org

Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 www.TrevorSpace.org Trevor Chat: 202-304-1200 

Trevor Text: Text the word "Trevor"

Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.


Trans Lifeline:   www.translifeline.org   877-565-8860

Veterans Crisis Line:   www.veteranscrisisline.net 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

and PRESS 1

Interested in volunteering for one of the TeenLine positions?

Apply online today! https://goo.gl/forms/93ONrLHJwa3h2ECs2