Sign up for AHECWW’s Youth Mental Health First Aid class on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This training is oriented toward current students (18+) in healthcare profession training programs. AHECWW will be offering additional Mental Health First Aid trainings later in 2018.
Contact AHECWW for more information at: info@AHECWW.org or call (360) 383-3170.
Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?
- Enroll in a local Youth Mental Health First Aid course to learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems.
- Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves.
- Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.
Mental Health First Aid is a project of the National Council for Behavioral Health
- Mental Health First Aid was originally created in Australia in 2001 under the auspices of the University of Melbourne, and is now international with programs in countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Canada, Finland and Singapore.
The National Council for Behavioral Health – a national trade group with more than 2,500 member organizations serving millions of Americans nationwide – helped bring Mental Health First Aid to the United States in 2008 with the goal of making it as common as traditional First Aid and CPR are today.
Download the Youth Mental Health First Aid January 12 Training Publicity Flyer.