Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

An 8-hour training course for adults who work with youth. The course:

  • Presents the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents
  • Builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention
  • Teaches adults how to help a youth in crisis or a youth is experiencing a mental health challenge
  • Teaches a five-step action plan to assist an adolescent in crisis or an adolescent that is experiencing the signs and symptoms of mental illness

Participants who successfully complete the 8-hour training will become a certified "Youth Mental Health First Aider".

The cost is $60.  Lunch and materials are provided.  

Are you a teacher or do you work in a school?  We have secured funding to provide this training to school personnel for FREE in May 2017.

MHA provides 8 continuing education credits for $12 in cooperation with the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

Educators should talk with their school administrators about how Youth Mental Health First Aid can qualify for continuing education credits.

Click here if you're looking for our Adult Mental Health First Aid Classes 

Upcoming Courses

  • Tuesday, May 30th & Thursday, June 1st | 8:00 AM - 12:00 NOON (attendance is required both days) - CLOSED
  • Wednesday, May 31st | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact us if you'd like us to come to your organization.

Registration is required an can be completed below.

Classes are open to the general public and educators.

Courses may also be provided onsite at your place of business. We welcome 15 to 25 participants per class. For more information please call 765.742.1800.

What's New

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    Author: Philip Galanes

    Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy at the Dutch in SoHo. After a car crash in 2006, when Mr. Kennedy was representing Rhode Island in Congress, he revealed that he had sought treatment for addiction at the Mayo Clinic. Ms. Close, whose sister got a bipolar diagnosis, helped found BringChange2Mind, an organization that works to ease the stigma of mental illness.

  • Forum addresses mental health issues


    Author: Ron Wilkins

    State lawmakers from the Tippecanoe County area participated Monday in a mental health and addiction forum at the County Building 

  • The State of Mental Health in America


    Author: Mental Health America

    Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data

    Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as the goal. 

    We believe that gathering and providing up-to-date data and information about disparities faced by individuals with mental health problems is a tool for change.