Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Christian Theological Seminary is hosting a free, full-day Youth Mental Health First Aid training June 8th, through its Faith & Action Project.
This Youth Mental Health First Aid certification course was developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and will be led by nationally certified Mental Health First Aid Certification Instructor Pam L. Tina, MLD, PhD Candidate (ABD). Participants will participate in an in-person, instructor-led training on June 8, 8:30 AM – 5 PM (Eastern). After attending the full day course and taking a test, participants receive a national certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
At CTS, the Faith & Action Project is focused on mobilizing community service organizations, such as faith-based organizations, social service agencies and food pantries, to help youth find and receive the unique mental health services and assistance they need. In Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) classes, people get a better understanding of how to recognize and offer initial aid to someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Attendees are shown how to ask if a person is distressed, and how to intervene on their behalf.
Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?
- 1 in 5 youth experience a mental disorder at any given time
- 50% of all mental illnesses begin before the age of 14
- 75% of all mental illnesses begin before the early-to mid-twenties
- More than 10% of youth will be diagnosed with a substance use disorder in their lifetime
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of US deaths of 12-to 20-year olds
- Nearly 20% of high school students admit to thinking about suicide
- More than 100,000 people died by opioid poisoning/overdose in 2021
- The pandemic has increased youth mental health issues
Space is limited, please register today!
Registration closes June 6.
The certification course is sponsored by NAMI-Indiana.