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Youth Mental Health First Aid
March 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The United States is in the midst of a national emergency when it comes to teen mental health. Statistics show that teen depression and suicide are on the rise, made worse by the effects of the pandemic. In fact, suicide has become the second-leading cause of death among American adolescents ages 10 to 14 years old.
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 about Youth Mental Health First Aid, visit their website. Click here to download a one-pager.)
Cobb Collaborative will be presenting this vital training on March 24 from 9AM-4PM on March 24, 2023. Training location will be at the Cobb Douglas Public Health – Board Room (Bldg A), 1650 County Services Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30008. Registration is required and limited to 32 participants. Please click here for registration. PLEASE NOTE that registration is limited to ONE seat per email address. If you wish to register another participant, you must complete a registration with their name, email address, etc.
Registration, refreshments and networking will begin at 8AM. The training will begin promptly at 9am.
This training event is made possible as a result of support from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.