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Youth Mental Health First Aid - April 20 & 21

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Itasca County Family YMCA

400 River Road

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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Youth Mental Health First Aid



When: Thursday, April 20 & Friday, April 21

Time: 8:00a - 12:00p EACH day

Where: Itasca County Family YMCA, 400 River Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Participants MUST be able to attend the FULL class time each day.


Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problem in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The course will discuss the common mental health challenges among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Who Should Attend?* The course is designed for adults whom regularly interact with adolescents. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals – may find the course content useful, or anyone who wants to increase his/her mental health literacy.

*Please note that this is a community education class for people with little to some knowledge of mental illness. This class may be too basic for someone who works in mental health services.


Participants will receive a course manual and certificate of completion from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Attendance for the full class time is mandatory in order to receive the certificate. Contact hours are available.


This class is sponsored and funded by Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, Fairview Foundation, and Fairview Community Health Department


Questions? Call: 612-706-4566 or Email: mhfa@fairview.org

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