Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

2/3 of students who need help don't receive it!

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 or substance use 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.

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

Dates to be announced

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

Registration is required (link will take you to the donation page, just write Youth Mental Health First Aid in the comments box).

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

  • Forum addresses mental health issues

    Date:

    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

    Date:

    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.

  • Cover Story: The Book of Bruce Springsteen

    Date:

    Author: David Kamp

    “One of the points I’m making in the book is that, whoever you’ve been and wherever you’ve been, it never leaves you,” he said, expanding upon this thought with the most Springsteen-esque metaphor possible: “I always picture it as a car. All your selves are in it. And a new self can get in, but the old selves can’t ever get out. The important thing is, who’s got their hands on the wheel at any given moment?”