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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Monroe Community Coalition is proud to partner with Northwest Educational Service District 189 and the YMCA to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Sometimes, the best first aid is you! Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

Register now to join us on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 8am-5pm. The cost is free, lunch is provided and space is extremely limited.

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