YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH
FIRST AID TRAINING
WHAT IS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH
FIRST AID TRAINING?
Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized skills-based training that teaches participants how to notice and support an individual who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis.
Will experience a mental health challenge at some point during their life
WHY SHOULD YOU BRING THIS CLASS TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
Talking about mental health reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide and allows the adult who take the class to step forward and help the teen who struggle
The sooner you help someone who experience mental health challenges, the better the outcomes will be - emotionally, socially and academically
In some situations, mental health challenge can turn to a crisis - by helping someone who experience mental health challenges, you prevent it from escalating to a crisis
Under the age of 18 have or have had a psychiatric disorder – more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.
WHAT SKILLS WOULD YOU LEARN?
A deeper understanding of teen development
Practical skills to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges among youth
Confidence to step in, reassure and support a youth in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as listening non-judgmentally and communication skills
Understanding of how culture plays a role in recognizing mental health challenges and encouraging the youth and their caregivers to reach out for help
Mastering how to use ALGEE, the 5-step action plan in crisis and non-crisis situations and where to turn for help – professional and self help resources
What Participants Say
I feel more empowered to be able to recognize and support someone in need of help. It was a great class and should be mandatory.
Danit Erlich made me feel safe and welcome. The level of empathy and reassurance she showed throughout the class was perfect for this subject matter.
Testimonial video from two participants:
Why should you take the class with me?
During the training, I highlight the importance of culture awareness, culture humility and encourage participants to share about their culture.
I talk about the importance of self care and encourage participants to share what they like to do for self care.
Participants feel comfortable sharing and asking questions and feel the training added more tools to their toolbox.
Danit's dedication to increasing the mental health literacy of adults working with youth is evidenced in her culturally relevant and responsive instruction of Youth Mental Health First Aid classes. She has instructed over 200 Lake Washington School District staff since the start of the pandemic. It is a pleasure to plan and collaborate with Danit on this important work.
— Johnny Phu,
Student Services Director,
Lake Washington School District
ADULT MENTAL HEALTH
FIRST AID TRAINING
The training can be taught in person in WA or virtually across all the US.
This is a 6.5 hours training that can be taught in one day or splitted to two days
Suicide Prevention Training
2 hours training
evidence-based suicide prevention training that can be taught in person in WA or virtually.