Mental Health First Aid for Youth (Blended) - Sherwood High School


Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training is offered in a hybrid model with 2 hours of pre-work and 4.5-hour in-person training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

Common signs and symptoms of substance use:

  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help

Course Format:

  • Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.
  • The 4.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training at the Sherwood High School.

For ADA accommodations, contact: Jessica Trussell at [email protected] or (660) 646-0811, 72 hours prior to the start of class.

A minimum of 10 participants is required for the class to be held.

Cost: $50.00


Partners: USDA NIFA, Missouri State Department of Agriculture

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