2014 Fall Conference

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Youth Mental Health

First Aid



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



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 Mental Health First Aid Logobreathe. 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

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This opportunity was made available through a grant provided by Mental Health & Recovery Board. This training is also supported by Eastway Behavioral Healthcare.