MHA KY Youth Mental Health First Aid

What is it?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a training program for adults who work with, volunteer with, or even live with youth ages 12-18.
The training involves 2 hours of self-paced, online pre-work and approximately 5 hours of Zoom with our instructors. Once the pandemic is over, an in-person option for that 5 hours will be possible.

What will I learn?

You will learn all the steps of ALGEE and how to apply them.
Signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in youth are different than those in adults, and we’ll talk about those differences.
​Resources are also different for youth, and you’ll learn where the professionals are in your community who can help in many situations.
Most importantly, you’ll learn to be a “noticer” – someone who notices changes in behavior and is comfortable reaching out and offering appropriate support.


Youth Mental Health First Aid Virtual Trainings are available for $40/person at this time, thanks to the support of the MHAKY Board of Directors.


May 25, 2022 VIRTUAL YOUTH
​October 28, 2022 VIRTUAL YOUTH
November 14, 2022 VIRTUAL YOUTH

Have a group that would like to be trained together?

Contact Marcie.

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 6.5 hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (age 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them with the appropriate care.

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Mental Illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common. No matter what kind of mental health problem someone is facing, it is always possible to get better. If you think you’re experiencing a mental illness, try to find any kind of support earlier than later. Like other illness, treating mental illnesses early can help you get better faster.

We welcome the opportunity to assist you! We are available via phone, text, and email most weekdays. Please call 859.684.7778 or email if you have urgent questions that are not covered here at this time!

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