Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshops


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March 17, 2023
April 21, 2023
May 19, 2023
June 23, 2023
July 21, 2023
August 11, 2023
September 15, 2023
October 20, 2023
November 10, 2023
December 8, 2023

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VHBG Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a FREE eight-hour public education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with youth (teachers, school staff, coaches, church and youth group leaders, parents, social workers, hospital staff, law enforcement, employers, etc.).

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.  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.

For more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, call 804-270-6566, ext. 1590 or email

For more information about referring a youth to one of our Transitional Living programs, contact our Admission Team at (804) 806-5747 or email