Mental Health First Aid for Youths - Online


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 virtual 4.5-hour 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.

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). 

- 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.

For ADA accommodations, contact: Tina Edholm at [email protected] or call (660) 882-5661 at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. A minimum of 5 participants required for the class to be held, in the event of cancellation, your fee will be refunded. 

Cost: Free

This program is fully supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under sponsored Award #2020-70028-32728. 

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