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Grand Itasca & Fairview Offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Class in Grand Rapids

4/3/2017

Grand Rapids, MN – You may be trained in CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, but would you know how to help someone in a mental health emergency?

 

Grand Rapids, MNYou may be trained in CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, but would you know how to help someone in a mental health emergency?

On Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st from 8:00am to 12:00pm each day, Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital and Fairview Health Services, will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid class aimed at teaching individuals how to help young people, ages 12-18, who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents including teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc., or anyone interested in increasing his/her mental health literacy.

This class is free and open to the general public. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided. The class is held at Itasca County Family YMCA, 400 River Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. If you have questions, please call Bri Solem, Grand Itasca Wellness Coordinator at 218-999-1018. To register, visit the Eventbrite website.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized evidence-based program that was created and is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. It is an eight-hour class that helps participants identify, understand and respond to signs of common mental illnesses and substance use disorders in adolescents.

Participants use group discussions and role-playing to demonstrate how to assess a young person in a mental health crisis and non-crisis situations, listen and communicate non-judgmentally, provide initial help and how to connect a young person to professional, peer, social, and/or self-help care.


Grand ITASCA & Fairview offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Class in Grand Rapids


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