Youth Mental Health First Aid
Become a YOUTH Mental Health First Aider!
For adults who work with youth
YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Course:
Free and open to Kent State University students, faculty, and staff
Faculty & Staff: Earn 8 hours of Beyond Compliance
What will I Learn?
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
What does the course cover?
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses: Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Common signs and symptoms of substance use
• How to interact with an adolescent in crisis
• How to connect the adolescent with help
Those who attend the class may choose to participate in an optional research study designed to assess the effectiveness of the class.