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FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

October 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? 

  • 64.1% of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment – Mental Health America
  • 1 in 5 teens & young adults lives with a mental health condition – National Alliance for Mental Illness
  • 5.13% of youth report having a substance use or alcohol problem – Mental Health America 

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses 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. 

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan: 

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm 
  • Listen non judgmentally 
  • Give reassurance and information 
  • Encourage appropriate professional help 
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

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  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
  • How to interact with an adolescent in crisis.
  • How to connect the adolescent with help.


  • Teachers
  • School staff 
  • Coaches 
  • Camp counselors 
  • Youth group leaders 
  • Parents 
  • People who work with youth 

“As adults, we sometimes forget how hard it was being an adolescent. When we see a kid who is just miserable at school, we might think they choose to be that way — or that it’s just part of adolescence. But in fact, they might be in a mental health crisis, one they certainly did not choose and do not want. When a teacher says, ‘How can I be helpful?’ that is a powerful question.”

— Alyssa Fruchtenicht, School-based Mental Health Counselor

Rutland Regional Medical Center

160 Allen St,
Rutland, Vermont 05701 United States
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(802) 775-7111