FREE Mental Health First Aid Class (Youth Version for Adults)
 
Posted on Thursday March 21, 2019
 
The Village of New Lenox and its Safe Community Coalition, in partnership with Sertoma Centre, Inc., is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Class on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The class will be held in the Community Room at the New Lenox Village Hall from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Class size is limited to 40 and lunch will be provided for those in attendance.
 

FREE Mental Health First Aid Class

(Youth Version for Adults)

 

The Village of New Lenox and its Safe Community Coalition, in partnership with Sertoma Centre, Inc., is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Class on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  The class will be held in the Community Room at the New Lenox Village Hall from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Class size is limited to 40 and lunch will be provided for those in attendance.  To register for this FREE Class, please follow this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-class-youth-version-for-adults-tickets-59199269609

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.  This course is especially helpful for teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, parents and other people who work with youth.

 

The course covers the commons signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  In addition, attendees will learn about the common signs and symptoms of substance use, how to interact with an adolescent in crisis, and how to connect the adolescent with help.

 

According to Mental Health America, 64.1% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment and 5.13% report having a substance use or alcohol problem.  1 in 5 teens and young adults’ lives with a mental health condition according to the National Alliance for Mental Illness. 

 

Additional information regarding Mental Health First Aid can be found at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.  Additional questions regarding this training may be directed to Daniel Martin, Safe Community Coordinator, Village of New Lenox - dmartin@newlenox.net or (815) 462-6493.

 

 

 

 
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Village of New Lenox
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Phone: (815) 462-6400
Village Hall Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
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