Bradford/Sullivan County To Offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Bradford/Sullivan County Office of Mental Health and The Meadows Psychiatric Center
Offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Training! 

As Part of National Initiative to Increase
Mental Health Literacy

1 in 5 American Youth have a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use can be difficult to detect. Just as CPR helps assist an individual having a heart attack; Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares you to interact with a young person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have frequent contact with young people ages 12-18; teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens.

Bradford/Sullivan Co Office of Mental Health, 220 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848, will host the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 8 AM to 4:30PM. The Meadows Psychiatric Center is providing the instructors. Kristi Godin, Director of Education and Mary Walsh, Assistant Clinical Director, will deliver this groundbreaking 8-hour training course that gives individuals the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or a substance use problem and how to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

To register or for more information, contact:

Mariah Morgan at mhsecretary@bradfordco.org
or Call 570-265-1760 ext. 2950

The Registration is free and being paid by Bradford Sullivan Co Office of Mental Health as an investment in community service provider training. Lunch, Snacks and refreshments provided.