Youth Mental Health First Aid
Upcoming Course Dates (Register by clicking on the desired date below):
Full, in-person classes:
Thursday, May 6, 2021 9AM-5PM (IN-PERSON)
Thursday, October 7, 2021 9AM-5PM (IN-PERSON)
Blended courses, 2 hour online course followed by a 4.5 hour in-person course:
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:30AM-1PM
Fully virtual courses, 2 hour online course, followed by a 4.5 hour scheduled Zoom course:
Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:30am-1pm
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 8:30am-1pm FULL
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:30am-1pm
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:30am-1pm
- If you are ill (including, but not limited to cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, elevated temperature greater than 100 degrees or feeling feverish) please call us to reschedule your in-person class.
- Per the Governor’s mandate, please wear a face mask or cloth face covering to your class at Health Counseling Services
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.
Mental Health First Aid is included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
This course is open to the general public and is designed for adults who regularly interact with youth, including teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, coaches, and more. There are no prerequisites and no previous experience is needed. Join us for an engaging class to learn about risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common in adolescents, including:
- Eating Disorders
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
Course materials, refreshments and lunch (for full, in-person class) are included in the course fee
Pre-registration is required, register early! Class size is limited
Video/audio taping of courses is prohibited
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 and virtual 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.
This course provides 6 clock hours.
If you are interested in having a course presented at your facility, CLICK HERE to contact Karen Lilla.