May 14th through May 19th is SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week!

Monday May 14th is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Promotion of Mental Health and Wellness Day.

Do you know how to respond? 

Janesville Mobilzing 4 Change offers FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is 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.

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