Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

(Cancelled)Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification_FY 23

Class Schedule

Class occurs on the following schedule:-

Oct 04, 2022 - Oct 04, 2022 at 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Total sessions: 0

Class Details



Course Description & Class Notes:

In the United States, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the onset of symptoms and when individuals seek treatment. When mental illnesses start at this stage of life, they can affect a young person’s education, and ability to work and form relationships, and can lead to the use of alcohol and other drugs. With early intervention, long-term prognoses for mental illness improve significantly, making mental health resources and education vital.  To deal with this ever-present issue, MHA of Georgia now offers Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

About Youth Mental Health First Aid
--YMHFA is an 8-hour training evidence-based course designed to teach lay people methods of assisting a young person (12-24) who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
--The course contains information on mental health challenges and disorders in youth and young adults in the United States and incorporates the latest evidence on treatments and services available to them as relevant resources.

What are the Benefits of Youth Mental Health First Aid?
YMHFA will:
--Introduce participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents
--Builds understanding of the importance of early intervention
--Teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge

Who can benefit from this training?
Any member of the public who has frequent contact with youth or young adults, including parents, teachers and school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers and volunteers.  With the action steps and training provided by YMHFA, individuals will learn to recognize someone who may be suffering from a mental health crisis and/or be in the early stages of a mental illness, have the tools to effectively talk to that person, and confidently provide the support and aid needed. 

October 4, 2022

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Pack Boardroom at Okefenokee RESA



Class Type:
Class Type 3
Credit Hours
Registration Dates:
Sep 06, 2022 02:51 PM to Sep 23, 2022 04:00 PM
Class Location
Room Name:
Pack Boardroom
1450 North Augusta Avenue
Waycross , 31503
United States
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Contact Persons
No contact person assigned.

Martin, Renee

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