Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a program designed to equip adults with the knowledge and skills needed to provide support to youth experiencing mental health challenges. This training spans a duration of 8 hours  through in-person sessions. In these sessions, participants will receive comprehensive training to learn how to identify early signs of mental health issues, offer immediate assistance, and guide young individuals toward appropriate professional help. The training provides participants with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan: ALGEE. This plan provides guidance on how to interact with & help a child or adolescent who may be struggling with a mental health challenge or crisis. This program fosters understanding, reduces stigma, and promotes early intervention. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training creates a supportive community environment where participants are educated and able to effectively assist youth and become advocates for youth mental health, making a positive and lasting impact on the well-being of our youth. 

Maximum of 30 people can participate in each workshop 

Workshop is FREE!

Email ymhfirstaid@niu.edu with your name and date of the workshop you would like to attend 

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wirtz Hall, 103A
370 Wirtz Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Meetings and Conferences, Community Events

Topic

Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Department
Family and Consumer Sciences
Hashtag

#youthmentalhealth #mentalhealth #ymhfa

Contact Name

Dr. DeAnna Harris-McKoy

Contact Email or Phone

ymhfirstaid@niu.edu

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