Mental Health First Aid for Youths - Virtual


This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan: 

- Assess for risk of suicide or harm 

- Listen nonjudgmentally

- Give reassurance and information

- Encourage appropriate professional help

- Encourage self-help and other support strategies 

The course requires advanced registration. Participants must register 2 weeks in advance (1 month is recommended).

Course Format:

- Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.

-The 5.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join via zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course.

Technology Requirements:

- Computer with microphone and speakers

- HD webcam 

Cost: Free 

Contact: Amy Bartels, [email protected], 573-346-2644

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