Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five young people ages 13 to 18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness in their life – and half of all lifetime cases of mental illness start by age 14. Unaddressed mental health concerns in young people can affect every aspect of their lives, from relationships to performance in school. In order to help adults recognize issues and how to support a young person, United Counseling Service, along with the Manchester Community Library, will be offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 16 and 17, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Library, located at 138 Cemetery Avenue in Manchester Center.

This eight-hour public education program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Amie Niles at aniles@ucsvt.org or call 802-445-7443. There is no charge for the course, but space is limited.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training has been generously funded in memory of Gregory Hillman. Visit ucsvt.org to find out more.

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