Workshop course

NAMI to present free workshop on youth mental health online

NAMI Sauk Area is proud to present a free Mental Health First Aid for Youth (YMHFA) workshop.

Participants will take an introductory online module before the virtual part of the workshop on Monday, January 17, starting at 9 a.m.

According to a press release:

In September 2021, 13 community members gathered in Fulton to discuss forming a coalition to address growing community concerns. As a result, the group formed a coalition with a mission to mobilize and empower the community of River Bend to reduce substance abuse and promote brain health in youth through action, education, inclusion. and collaboration.

This course is free thanks to NAMI of the Sauk Valley region. Mental Health First Aid for Youth is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and social service workers, and others. other caring citizens how to help a teenager (12-18 years old) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction problem or is in crisis. Mental Health First Aid for Youth is primarily designed for adults who interact with youth on a regular basis. The course introduces common mental health issues for young people, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders that can lead to psychosis, disruptive behavioral disorders (including AD / HD) and eating disorders.

River Bend Caring Coalition

Registration must be completed before January 12. To register click here.