Mental Health First Aid
In honor of May as Mental Health Month, ICMHP is thrilled to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) courses! ICMHP Executive Director Amanda Walsh (L) and Operations & Program Manager Julianna Mitrius (R) are pictured attending this year’s Mental Health First Aid Summit at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing conference on April 30!
Providing Mental Health First Aid trainings for free through ICMHP pushes forward the goals of the Children’s Mental Health Plan, particularly:
Goal #1: Awareness, Acceptance, and Supports: Increase public awareness on all issues connected to child and family mental health and wellness to decrease stigma, promote acceptance, and strengthen children, families, and communities to identify needs and access supports with resources and funding.
YMHFA is an early intervention public education program that teaches adults: 1) how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a potential mental health challenge, 2) how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a challenge, and 3) how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services. Stay tuned for additional training dates here!