Mental Health First Aid

March 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cape Girardeau
Community Counseling Center
402 S Silver Springs Rd, Cape Girardeau
MO 63703

This training will be around the back of the building.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.


INSTRUCTOR: Richard Strait

CO-FACILITATOR: Heather Williams