Get Certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider

Fri, 22 August, 2014 at 9:23 am

Free training will prepare participants to help young people in emotional distress

San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at Skyline College on Friday, September 12 from 8AM-4:30PM.  This free training will prepare you to help a young person in emotional distress who may be experiencing a mental illness or crisis.

As many as one in five young people in the United States suffer from a mental health illness or challenge. Learn how YOU can help young people in crisis by becoming certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Participants will learn about the potential risk factors for youth (ages 12-24) to develop a mental illness or mental challenge. They will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses among young people and how to implement a 5-Step Action Plan to help a young person cope with their emotional distress.

Lunch and materials will be provided at this 8-hour course.

Friday, September 12th
8:00AM-4:30PM
Skyline College
Building 6, Room 6206

To register, please go to:
http://tinyurl.com/BHRS-9-12-14

If you have registration questions, please contact:
Loriann Villanis at lvillanis@smcoe.org

Please register by September 5th
*Maximum class size is 30 participants

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