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Youth Mental Health First Aid (Missouri Virtual Course)

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Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness or emotional distress.

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This training gives you the skills you need to respond in a mental health emergency with youth and young adults and to offer support to a young person who appears to be in emotional distress.

This course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgementally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

This course is only open to participants who live or work in Missouri. The course requires advanced registration. Participants must register 2 weeks in advance.

Course Format:

  • Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.
  • The 5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course.
  • Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid courses have a significant amount of overlapping content. If you plan to take both, we recommend 3 months between classes.

Technology Requirements:

  • Computer with microphone and speakers
  • HD webcam
  • Internet speed of at least 5mbps. Test your internet speed at http://speedtest.net/

For additional classes, visit www.MHFAmissouri.org/events/

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