Mental Health and Wellness

The importance of physical health has been well documented, but youth (and adults) must pay equal attention to their emotional wellbeing. Depression, suicide, anxiety, and feelings of isolation are on the rise among young people. YPRC and Prevention First are steadfast in continuing to address these ever-changing and complex issues.




Mental Health First Aid

The YPRC is proud to offer both Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid Training.

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.

Interested in Youth Mental Health First Aid training? Click here.

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 to support each other, including how to get the help of a trusted adult. The National Council for Mental Wellbeing teamed up with Born This Way Foundation to bring this program to the United States.

Interested in teen Mental Health First Aid training? Click here

Download the teen Mental Health First Aid information sheet.

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Mobile Phone Wallpapers

The YPRC’s Student Advisory Board created these mobile phone wallpapers as a part of a Mental Health Awareness Month project. Download one (or a few!) and set it as your wallpaper for a reminder to take time to prioritize your mental wellbeing, or design one of your own and send it to yprc@prevention.org. We might feature it on our social media!