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Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop, Gladstone

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Henderson County Health Department

Adults sometimes forget how hard it was to be a young person. Give struggling youth and teens in your life someone they can trust by learning how to recognize and respond when a young person might need help with a free Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop offered by University of Illinois Extension and the North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center.

Adolescence is challenging for many people and mental health issues can develop during that time of life.

Topics include:

  • identify common signs and symptoms of youth mental illness or substance use
  • Gain skills to feel confident listening to and supporting a young person in crisis
  • resources to connect them with appropriate care
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • ADHD
  • trauma
  • addition
  • self-care
  • social media
  • bullying

The Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop is open to the public and is appropriate for anyone who wants to help youth, especially in rural areas. Participants will build their skills by practicing with real-world scenarios. It is also relevant for teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, parents, and anyone who works with youth.

Participants will complete a two-hour self-paced online training before attending in person training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat, Jan 27, 2024. In-person training will take place at Henderson County Health Department, 208 W Elm St, Gladstone, IL 61437. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Shelby Carlson, or (309) 342-5108.


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