2014 Fall Conference
Youth Mental Health
Wednesday, November 19th
Wittenberg University ▪ Shouvlin 105
$25 Registration Fee
CEU Credits for Education and Nursing
Breakfast Buffet & Check-in start at 7:30AM
Lunch Available in CDR
ABOUT YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
You may know CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. You can call 911. But can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis?
It's easy to tell when someone is having a heart attack, is chocking, or can't breathe. But what does depression look like? Or anxiety? What would you say to a person you know who says they are thinking about suicide? How can you help in a panic attack?
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This youth-oriented training uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.
People across the country - in all 50 states and the District of Columbia - are trained in Mental Health First Aid. They know how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and addictions.
Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid at Eastway Behavioral Healthcare.
|Learn More About the Trainers|
Jennifer Cox and Rochele Burnette
Eastway Behavioral Healthare
This opportunity was made available through a grant provided by Mental Health & Recovery Board. This training is also supported by Eastway Behavioral Healthcare.