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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Association of New York City and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid Ended Free  

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Friday, February 8th  AND Friday February 15th 

9:00 - 5:00

[participants must attend both days]

Overview:  In response to the growing concerns about the need for mental health services for the young people served in the DYCD system, the Mental Health Association of NYC is pleased to offer a nationally recognized education program to providers. Mental Health First Aid is a highly interactive, 12-hour program taught over two days. Please note, participants MUST attend both days of the training.


What is Mental Health First Aid =
Help provided to a person developing a mental health challenge or experiencing
a crisis until appropriate professional or other help is obtained
or the crisis resolves.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and how to assist someone
    that is in crisis until appropriate help is obtained.  Upon completion, participants will
    have a better understanding of the impact mental illnesses have on a person, their
    family and communities.
  2. Learn a 5-step action tool to:
    • assess a situation
    • select and implement appropriate interventions, and 
    • encourage appropriate care for an individual experiencing a mental health challenge as well as connect them  to professional care.
  3. Understand the resources available to help someone with a mental health challenge.

Who should attend?: 
The training is designed for participants from all levels of the organization. Anyone in your program who has direct contact with the young people you serve can benefit. This may include supervisors, case managers, evening/night staff in residential settings, peer advocates, consumers and family members, etc


**This training is available at no cost  only to staff in any DYCD-funded programs.**


Please contact Yusyin Hsin at MHA-NYC ( with any questions.

*** Mental Health First Aid is delivered by MHA staff that are certified Mental Health First Aid instructors who completed a 5-day training and met other certification requirements. More information about the program can be found at ***

When & Where

52 Broadway, 19th Floor
Room F
New York, NY 10004

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Mental Health Association of New York City and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is a nonprofit organization that addresses mental health needs in New York City and across the nation. It is a local organization with national impact and has a three-part mission of services, advocacy and education.

MHA-NYC identifies unmet needs and develops culturally sensitive programs to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness while promoting the importance of mental health.

Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) was created in 1996 to provide the City of New York with high-quality youth and family programming. Our central task is administering available City, state, and federal funds to effective community-based organizations. 

DYCD supports New York City youth and their families by funding a wide range of high-quality youth and community development programs.

 DYCD is also the designated Community Action Agency for New York City, which is the local grantee for the Federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). CSBG funding supports a wide variety of programs that address the conditions of poverty.

DYCD is committed to building and expanding on partnerships that generate innovative and practical programs for youth, their families and communities. 

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