Youth Mental Health First
LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
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’ll build
skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who
are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.
AFTER THE COURSE, YOU’LL 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
2 hour self-paced online training to be completed prior to the course
6 hour in-person instructor led workshop
This training is for those in the southern 16 counties of Illinois.
The Illinois Education Association will provide 6.5 PDHs for educators
on a Professional Educator License, and the SIU School of Medicine
will provide 6.5 CEUs for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC.