Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses
A young person you know
could be experiencing a
mental health challenge or crisis.

YOU can help them.
First District PTA is pleased to offer FREE
Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses, now online.

Join us for this opportunity to learn how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health challenge, an addiction challenge, or is in crisis.
Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? 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 virtual training gives adults the skills they need to reach out and provide 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.

Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to bring these classes to you at no cost. If you register for this workshop and find that you cannot meet the commitment, please cancel your registration so that someone else may benefit.

These classes are popular and fill fast! Please click the link below to to schedule your class today!
Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses


Saturday, October 17th - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 & 21 - 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, January 12 & 14 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid will be conducted all online via Zoom and your manuals for the class will be mailed to you.

NOTE: This course is designed for adults. Registrants must be age 18 or older.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
"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. ”