Mental Health First Aid for Youth

Multiple locations

Session Dates

Thursday April 25, 2024 - 11:59 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday May 03, 2024 - 4:00 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Tuesday May 07, 2024 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM - Webinar

Mental Health First Aid for Youth is designed to teach school staff, teachers, health and human services workers how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. 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.


Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers
06/27/2024, 07/05/2024
Location: PaTTAN - Online Course
Registration: Open
Location: Webinar
Registration: Open
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2278, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Kelly Swartwood