Youth Mental Health First Aid
When: Monday, October 3rd from 8:30a - 5:00p
Where: Elk River Schools Technology Center, 1230 School Street NW, Elk River, MN 55330
Participants MUST be able to attend the full class time in order to register.
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. Certificates may be submitted to licensing boards for CEU consideration
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Tiffany Utke, 612-706-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific dietary needs.
Course Instructors: Dustin Chapman, Behavioral Services Liaison, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, University of Minnesota Medical Center & Katie Eisold, Program Coordinator, Youth Grief Services, Fairview Health Services.
This class is sponsored and funded by the Fairview Foundation, Fairview Community Health Department, Fairview Northland Medical Center, and Sherburne County SUP Coalition.
Questions? Contact Tiffany Utke: 612-706-4566 or email@example.com