Welcome to the Project AWARE-Community Grant Course Registration Page
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour certification workshop, designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio (MHA) is a private, non-profit organization serving individuals, families, professionals, lay persons, and communities in Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. We are committed to preserving and strengthening the mental wellness of all individuals. We pride ourselves on educating the community with current research, best practice prevention techniques, and treatment and recovery options.
Mental Health America advances its mission to promote mental health and work to prevent mental and substance use disorders through education, advocacy, and service by:
MHA has been awarded a three year grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid certification training to adults at no cost (typically $170/person) in Hamilton County, Ohio. This grant is in effect through September 2018. Register for a course
To set up a course for your Hamilton County, Ohio community or to talk to someone further, please contact us
Although this grant is specifically focused on the Youth Mental Health First Aid training in Hamilton County, there are additional courses available including the Adult Mental Health First Aid course happening throughout the region. To find out more information, please see the regional website for Mental Health First Aid, www.mhfatristate.org