Families, Inc. Offers Youth Mental Health First Aid!

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.  Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others.

For more information or to participate in a Youth Mental Health First Aid training in Northeast Arkansas, contact Families, Inc. Counseling Services, Shelly Horton or Diane Medley at 870.933.6886.