Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

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This resource is a link to locate scheduled training and trainers. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Before you can know how to help, you need to know when to help. We call this mental health literacy – or a basic understanding of what different mental illnesses and addictions are, how they can affect a person’s daily life, and what helps individuals experiencing these challenges get well. You learn about: -Depression and mood disorders -Anxiety disorders -Trauma -Psychosis -Substance Use disorders Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.