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Youth Mental Health First Aid

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THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health

3563 Philips Highway

Building E, Suite 502

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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NOTE: This is a two day training occuring on July 18th and July 25th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on both days. Participants must complete both sessions in order to receive their certification.

Made possible by the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Endowment

*Please bring a sweater. The classroom can be very cold.*

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

This training will be split up into four hour segments on 12/6 and 12/13 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM each day. You must attend both sessions in order to receive the certification.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Identify common mental health challenges for youth including anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.
  • Review typical adolescent development
  • Use a 5-step action plan to recognize symptoms, to offer and provide initial help, and to guide a person to the appropriate treatments and other supportive help.
  • Dispel myths about mental illness and understand the prevalence of mental illness.


Directions to The PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital located at Metro Square Office Park Building E:

Overhead view of Metro Square Office Park

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3563 Philips Highway

Building E, Suite 502

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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