Mental Health First Aid
The YPRC is proud to offer both Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid Training. Visit our training page for upcoming training events. If you are interested in learning more about Mental Health First Aid, contact Randyl Wilkins.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers, and any other citizen how to identify, understand, and respond to an adolescent (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Youth Mental Health First Aid can be delivered in-person, virtually, or in a blended format. Download the Youth Mental Health First Aid information sheet.
teen Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches teens in grades 10-12, or ages 15-18, how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge among their friends and peers. The program equips young people with the knowledge and skills they need to take care of their own mental health and support each other, including getting the help of a trusted adult. The National Council for Mental Wellbeing teamed up with the Born This Way Foundation to bring this program to the United States. Download the teen Mental Health First Aid information sheet.