SRSLY and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea are hosting a free Youth Mental Health First Aid course designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, and neighbors how to help adolescents who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who interact with young people and was created by the National Council for Behavioral Health.
The course will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 100 of the Washington Street Education Building, 500 Washington St., in Chelsea.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis or non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders.
Registration to attend this event is required. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childcare for children in kindergarten and older will be available. Lunch will be provided.