Youth Mental Health First Aid

Hosted by State Support Team Region 5

Join us for a new learning opportunity!

Are you looking for additional ways to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses?

Then join us for this this learning opportunity designed to support adults working with youth ages 12-18 years old. Participants will complete a 2-hour self-paced online course followed by a 6 hour live virtual training. The training will focus on recognizing the patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and appearances that show there might be a mental health challenge rather than focusing on a specific illness.

Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday, May 19th, 9am-3pm

This is an online event.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Describe the purpose of Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Mental Health First Aider
  • Identify the impact of mental health and substance use challenges
  • Describe the principles of safety and privacy for both the Mental Health First Aider and the person receiving first aid
  • Explain the 5 steps of ALGEE Action Plan
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges
  • Evaluate the impact of early intervention on mental health and substance use challenges.

and more

Event Details and Registration

There is no cost for this event.

This event is funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Deadline for registration is April 22, 2021.


For questions about registration, please contact Brenda Lawrence at

Did you know?

1 in 5 youth lives with a mental health condition

Half of all mental illnesses begin before the age of 14

Suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for adolescents

64% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment

Half of all substance use disorders begin before age 20.

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