Youth Mental Health First Aid

Hamilton Center, Inc. will host Youth Mental Health First Aid training on June 14, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seats are available for the first twenty registrants. The audience for this training will include community youth workers, agency youth workers, faith-based youth workers, or anyone who works with the youth population. Youth Mental Health First Aid is similar to First Aid and CPR. It teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises and to know the warning signs.

Mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use are common in the United States; estimating prevalence is 22% annually for ages 13-18. In fact, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people in the United States. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Hamilton Center, to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

For more information on Youth Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

For more information on this training or current trainings please contact Janet Rose at 812-231-8129 or email jrose@hamiltoncenter.org to request a workshop at your school, church, agency, foundation, or community organization.

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN. Services and treatment are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people with drug and alcohol problems. Counseling and therapy services are provided for people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

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