County of Marin Health and Human Services

Youth - Mental Health First Aid Training Teaching Adults How to Help Adolescents 1.21.23

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Youth - Mental Health First Aid Training Teaching Adults How to Help Adolescents
Saturday, January 21st, 2023
9 am – 3 pm

Participants are required to complete a two-hour self-paced online course before the virtual class
English only

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

Participants must attend the full day.
Additional courses are anticipated. Please contact Maria Rea for more information. 


For assistance contact: Christine Shields at: sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail) or 415-491-6644
If a participant does not complete the 2-hour self-paced course, they cannot attend the virtual instructor led session. However, they can be enrolled into a future session and the self-paced course will remain on their transcript.

Course Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care

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. is external)(link is external)(link is external)
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 sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail) at least four work days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in after.

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.