A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.
Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — support staff, teachers, coaches, social workers, leaders of faith communities, and other caring citizens. Participants will be required to submit monthly referral data.
These are free trainings funded through the Michigan Department of Education’s Project AWARE grant from SAMHSA. Please wear comfortable attire. Space is limited to 30 people per session.
Lunch will be provided by AFT Michigan
Two Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshops
Location: American Federation of Teachers Michigan (2661 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48207)
Registration begins at 8:30 am each morning. Lunch will be provided by AFT Michigan.