Youth Mental Health First AId

Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to help - the next class is October 13, 2018!

The next Youth Mental Health First Aid class will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Participants will be certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider!  The class will take place at the Kosciusko Community YMCA.  Register below!


Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

To learn more and to sign up for a class contact us through this website or email Marsha Carey:

Youth Mental Health First Aid Info Video I need help. Said no teen ever.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Registration

Please complete this form to register for a Youth Mental Health First Aid Class
  • Please complete a separate registration form for each person wishing to become certified.
  • Please describe why you would like to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
  • Please make your first second and third choice of dates you are able to attend. Classes are required to be 8 hours. If none of these dates and times fit your schedule, please complete the section below to let us know best days and times for you.
  • Let us know if you prefer different days and times. We can accommodate other dates and times when at least 6 people are able to attend. Also add any other information you'd like for us to know.