Mental Health First Aid for Youth

National Council for Behavioral Health

On October 24 & 25, 2017, the Southern Indiana Education Center will be offering Mental Health First Aid training in Jasper, Indiana. This extensive (2 half days) training course gives participants the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.


Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. In just ten years, Mental Health First Aid has become a full-blown movement in the United States—more than 550,000 people are certified Mental Health First Aiders, and that number is growing every day.


Please plan on joining us on October 24 (afternoon) and October 25 (morning) for this important training that further prepares those that work with youth to help when a problem arises. Tracy Anderson, Loogootee HS Guidance Counselor, and Elizabeth Christmas, Youth First Social Worker, will be presenting and guiding participants through the training. See below for more information!

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October 24 & 25, 2017

*Both 1/2 days will take place at the Southern Indiana Education Center

*October 24 will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

*October 25 will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)

*Lunch will NOT be served either day.

*Workshop fee is $92 per participant for ESC members. ($130 non-members)

*Participants should bring a laptop to access online resources.

*See below to complete the embedded registration form.