Youth Mental Health First Aid-OIM
Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage,or CPR, or calling 911. Sometimes it is you.
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. 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.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 9am as we will be starting promptly at 9am. There is a public parking lot located on broadway and Colfax for $5. Please enter through the only set of unlocked doors on the Colfax/Cheyenne side of the building (southeast). The Office of the Independent Monitor is wheelchair accessible. Once you arrive please check in at the security desk located on the first floor. Lunch will be provided by OIM. However, you may bring as much food as you need to sustain yourself throughout the day. There is access to a microwave and refridgerator. Please bring a refillable water bottle. Feel free to dress comfortably. If you have questions please contact Gianina (Nina) at 720-913-3202 or Gianina.Horton@denvergov.org