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    Free Training - Get Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Choose from two sessions:

    Session 1 takes place at Mills High School and runs February 20, February 27 and March 6, 2019

    Session 2 takes place at Hillsdale High School and runs February 26, March 5 and March 12, 2019

    1 in 5 youth have a mental health condition. Do you know how to help?

    A young person you know may be experiencing a mental health condition or crisis. Teachers, staff, parents and our entire school community can help youth get the support they need early on and maintain a high quality of life.

    In just three days, learn how you can help someone in distress and get the tools to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

    You will learn about the:

    • Risk factors for youth ages 12-24
    • Signs and symptoms of common mental health and substance use conditions
    • Best practices for talking about mental health and addictions with youth
    • 5-step action plan to respond to crises
    • Local resources and where to turn for help

    Dinner and childcare will be provided!