WHEN: In addition to the live classes listed below, each attendee must complete 2 hours of online independent study prior to the class.

  • June 23 from 9 am-3 pm @ Cedarwood Center | 2100 Hospital Dr., Sedro-Woolley
  • July 14 from 9 am-4 pm | live class conducted online

WHERE: See locations by date above

AUDIENCE: Community members 18+

COST: $35*

Participants who complete the course will receive accreditation as a Youth Mental Health First Aider

Refund Policy:
Payment for Mental Health First Aid classes is non-refundable. If you cannot attend the in-person class on your scheduled date, please contact us as soon as possible. You may be able to reschedule to a future class or transfer your spot to another person. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young 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.

The hybrid course format allows you to learn the basics online and then attend a session with a certified facilitator to apply and practice your skills through role plays, scenarios, and activities. The in-depth nature of this course allows you to feel prepared and confident when applying these skills in a real-life situation.

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Contact: Gabe Evenson

*If you would like to attend the course and cost is a barrier, please email me to discuss scholarship opportunities.