Youth Mental Health First Aid

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.

The no-cost Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Course 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. 

  • Instructor: Jennifer Daniels, Suicide Prevention Coordinator   SCL Health – St. Marys
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20th – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Lunch on your own off-site.
  • Location: Connection Church – 655 N. 1st Street – Grand Junction, CO 81501

Why Mental Health for Youth Matters

1 in 5

One in five youth will experience a mental health challenge at some point during their life.

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17.1 million youth under the age of 18 have or have had a psychiatric disorder – more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.


7.4% of children in the United States have a mental health visit in a given year.

Registration Deadline - Tuesday, Nov 19th

To register please compete and send this form. Your information stays secure and  is not shared with anyone outside of the program.