May Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Clinical and Support Options (CSO) is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Course – 8-hour public course on May 13 & 20, 2016, from 12:30-5 pm, at 8 Atwood Drive, 3rd Floor Training Room Northampton, MA 01060

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. 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.

Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens. Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

To register, please email your name, phone number, email address, occupation and employer name and reason why you are participating in the training to: mdefant@csoinc.org or call 413-582-0471 ext. 5559.

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