Through first aid training, we know what to do if someone gets a cut, but what do we do when there is a mental health concern? Learn the skills to help youth who may be facing a mental health crisis and assess for warning signs of someone considering taking their life by suicide. Certified instructors will train members of the public – helping them identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health issues.
Parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors, principals, law enforcement, youth group leaders, ministers, coaches, and anyone who spends time with youth are invited to attend this free evidence-based training.
Invest 8 hours to train as a YMHFAider and be ready to help the youth of State of Indiana. A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem.
Learn an action plan to help.
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider to ensure the youth in your county have hope for a brighter future.
Seats are available for up to 30 registrants. Those successfully completing the 8 hour training will be certified for 3 years as a YMHF Aider.
Take a course. Save a life. Strengthen your community.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth in the United States. As of January 4, 2016, per Indiana News Service, Indiana is the 1st in the nation for young people that have considered suicide and 2nd for the number of young people that have actually died by suicide.
Be one in a million trained to help.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For more information, contact: jrose@hamiltoncenter or 812-231-8129