Henderson County Public Schools invites community partners, faith-based leaders, medical providers, parents, and other concerned individuals to a Youth Mental Health First Aid USA (YMHFA) training on Monday, April 1, at Mills River Academy.
Led by certified HCPS student services staff, YMHFA helps participants recognize, understand and support young people, co-workers, family, and friends facing a behavioral health concern or crisis. Designed specifically to assist adults caring for young people at home, at school, at camp, at church, and in the community, YMHFA begins with a survey of the most common conditions facing youth, such as ADHD, anxiety and depression disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, and suicide. Participants learn to see the related signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with mental illness, protect youth by establishing safe spaces and positive relationships, and intervene to help keep children, their families and others safe.
Cost to participants is $20 for the required manual. Space is limited, so REGISTER at this registration link.
Mills River Academy is located at 96 School House Road, Mills River.