Youth Mental Health First Aid

An evidence-based mental health training focused on youth.

Why Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify,

understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and

substance use disorders. This 6.5-hour training gives adults who

work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial

support to adolescents (ages 12-25) who may be developing a mental

health or substance use problem and help connect them to the


An evidence-based program, adopted in over 20 countries, Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches the five-step ALGEE action plan:

Assess for risk of suicide or harm

Listen nonjudgementally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Course Overview Information

Classes are limited to 20 and will be canceled if less than 15

Participants will receive a login to a self-paced pre-study (2 hours on your own prior to the scheduled date)

Participants will then receive access to a virtual instructor-led session

Each participant will also receive:


  • a certificate of attendance
  • a digital manual
  • training evaluation
  • a Miami University pre-survey and post-survey
  • ongoing mental health resources and support



What do I need?

Each participant must have both audio and video technology to participate

SECTION 1 - Youth Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 8am-3pm

This is an online event.

LOCATION: Each Session is Scheduled to be Conducted Virtually

Credit: 8 Contact Hours Provided by the Madison-Champaign ESC

Lunch: One Hour - On Your Own



REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 6, 2020


QUESTIONS: Contact James Cutlip at james.cutlip@mccesc.org



This workshop is limited to the first 20 registrants.

SECTION 2- YMHFA

Monday, Oct. 19th, 8am-3pm

This is an online event.

Classes are limited to 20 and will be canceled if less than 15

Participants will receive a login to a self-paced pre-study (2 hours on your own prior to the scheduled date)

Participants will then receive access to a virtual instructor-led session

Each participant will also receive:


  • a certificate of attendance
  • a digital manual
  • training evaluation
  • a Miami University pre-survey and post-survey
  • ongoing mental health resources and support



What do I need?

Each participant must have both audio and video technology to participate

SECTION 3 - YMHFA

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 8am-3pm

This is an online event.

Classes are limited to 20 and will be canceled if less than 15

Participants will receive a login to a self-paced pre-study (2 hours on your own prior to the scheduled date)

Participants will then receive access to a virtual instructor-led session

Each participant will also receive:


  • a certificate of attendance
  • a digital manual
  • training evaluation
  • a Miami University pre-survey and post-survey
  • ongoing mental health resources and support



What do I need?

Each participant must have both audio and video technology to participate