YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
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.
Dial 2-1-1 anywhere in Vermont or visit 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
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