Youth Mental Health First Aid Class Nov. 20

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People with mental illnesses and addictions often suffer alone. Get trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid to learn how to recognize and reach out when someone could use your help.

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church along with United Healthcare is pleased to offer a Youth Mental Health First Aid class in Los Alamos Thursday, Nov. 20.

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. Our trainer will be Wendy Linebrink-Allison of United Healthcare.

Registration is $35. It includes course materials, lunch and snacks. Please register early by calling Cynthia at 505.662.5107, class size is limited. Registration fees are not refundable but are transferable to another person.

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