Health Counseling Services

7851 Metro Parkway, Suite 250
Bloomington, MN 55425
(612)345-8522

Upcoming Course Dates (Register by clicking on the desired date below)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid course (2-hour self-paced, 4.5 hour scheduled online session) focuses on recognizing the patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and appearance that show there might be a mental health challenge rather than focusing on specific illness. Participants are taught an action plan that they apply to non-crisis and crisis scenarios.

VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a 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.

Course Information

Course materials included in the course fee
Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited
Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the course.  The course fee will be charged if cancellation is made in less than 24 hours.  Registration is transferable to another person.
  • For blended learning courses, $30 is non-refundable for cancellations not rescheduled by the same student. This is due to online course codes assigned specifically to the student.

About the instructor

Karen Lilla, RN, MSN, is the Director of Education at Health Counseling Services. She is a registered nurse, with over a decade of experience in the community health field.  She has taught a variety of courses at HCS to adult learners, including CPR/First Aid and Medication Administration.  An enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor, Karen delivers course material in an engaging and approachable way, allowing students to gain confidence in both their knowledge and skills.

Continuing Education

This course provides 5.5 clock hours.

If you are interested in having a course presented at your facility, CLICK HERE to contact Karen Lilla.