Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshops

VHBG Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a FREE eight-hour public education program which 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.

Click here for a flyer. For more information, call 804-270-6566, Ext. 159 or email

The next available sessions are:

Friday, March 20, 2020 click here to register
Friday, April 17, 2020 click here to register
Friday, May 15, 2020 click here to register

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Thank you to our generous sponsor, Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports Research & Implementation Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, for making this workshop possible.