Youth Mental Health First Aid Training* + Opioid Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution (OEND) Bonus Training**

Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2024
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Prevention First's Springfield Office (Headquarters)
2800 Montvale Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

During this course, you will learn how to support young people in your life and your work.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You will build the skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling. You will also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

After the course, you will be able to:

• Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).

• Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.

• Understand how to interact with a young person in crisis.

• Know how to connect a young person with help.

• Better understand trauma, substance use, self-care, and the impact of social media and bullying

Bonus OEND Training

Immediately after the Youth Mental Health First Aid training, we will be offering a 30-minute bonus training session on “How to use Naloxone, also known as “Narcan” the medicine that reverses an opioid overdose. This training is open to anyone who attends the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.  In the training, you will be trained on how to use the Naloxone Nasal Spray during a crisis and given a kit for your organization. 


*This is a two-day in-person training. Attendance on both days is required in accordance with Prevention First training policies.

**The OEND Bonus Training will be held on Wednesday, May 15th,  2:15 PM – 2:45 PM