County of Marin Health and Human Services

Mental Health First Aid Training - Youth

Mental Health First Aid Training
FREE one-day training available

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Pt. Reyes Room
20 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, 94903
English only

This course is brought to you by:
Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Mental Health Services Act – Prevention and Early Intervention Funds

Participants must attend the full day.
Lunch will be provided.
Additional courses are anticipated. Please contact Veronica Alcala for more information.

TRAINING REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Mental Health First Aid is designed for audiences who are at least 18 years of age. Students must be 18 years of age or above to participate in the Mental Health First Aid Course.

Please register below. For assistance contact: Veronica Alcala at:  415.473.6403 ph  *

Course Description: Through a day of presentation and interactive exercises this course will teach how to help the youth who are experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for the youth and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Who should attend?  Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course – including first responders, students and teachers, leaders of faith communities, service providers, and caring citizens. This course is not intended for trained mental health providers.

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone – friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.          

Mental Health First Aid USA is coordinated by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

All public meetings and events sponsored or conducted by the County of Marin are held in accessible sites.  Requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381(Voice)/(415) 473-3232 (TTY) or by emailing at at least four work days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon written request.


Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) changed its name to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).  As such, all references in existing departmental policies and procedures to MHSUS can be understood to reference BHRS as well.