We believe that Mental Health First Aid should be as common as CPR and traditional First Aid used for physical scrapes, injury and trauma. We also recognize that as adults who regularly interact with youth, it is our responsibility to aid them to the best of our ability. This is the reason we are certified to train in Youth Mental Health First Aid through the National Council on Behavioral Health and want to train others. 1/2 of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, three-quarters by age 24. Mental disorders can have a major impact as they often start in adolescence or early adulthood. When mental disorders start at this stage of life, they can affect the young person's education, movement into adult occupational roles, and the formation of key social relationships and health habits.
Funded by Atlanta, GA (September 2020)