2018 Annual Workshop

Monday, Dec 18, 2017

CASA Lake County

Annual Workshop 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.

Just as CPR helps in assisting an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid can help you assist a youth aged 12 – 18 who is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth who is developing symptoms of mental illness or of an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step plan.

Since 2008, the core Mental Health First Aid course has been offered to hundreds of thousands of people across the US and has been licensed & adapted for over 22 countries.

This unique and engaging program uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions & provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Learn the warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among youth including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.

For more information go to: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

For MHFA success stories go to: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/success-stories/


Very Limited enrollment – Don’t Wait!

Friday, February 23, 2018         8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center

3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan

$35 fee covers materials, breakfast and lunch

CASA volunteers will receive 12 CEUs for participation

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