March 19 & 20, 2018
9:15 am- 1:30 pm (on both days)



The Mental Health Association of Nassau County 
16 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

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Yvonne Lyon 
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc. 
516-489-2322 ext 1257 

Youth Mental Health First Aid 

Approved for 8 OASAS credits 

Attendees that fulfill the eight hour course will be certified “Mental Health First Aiders” and will be given a certificate of completion.  

Have you ever struggled to help a friend or loved one with mental health problems?
Are you a provider who encounters mental health issues on a regular basis?

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. 

You'll learn a five-step action plan designed to help you spot signs of depression, eating disorders, psychosis, substance abuse and anxiety; provide emergency assistance; and link to professional services.


  • Improve mental health outcomes for people who receive assistance from participants
  • Increase confidence & ability to connect with someone having mental health symptoms or during mental health crises
  • Decrease fears and misperceptions about mental illness

This course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leader, parents, hospital staff, faith communities, law enforcement). The core Mental Health First Aid has been successfully offered to more than 100,000 people across the USA.

Join us to learn more about the most common myths and facts about mental illness and violence. Mental Health First Aid can be an important early intervention strategy for individuals experiencing the signs and symptoms of mental illness. To learn more about the training, please go to www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

Presenter: Rachel Priest, MA, MS (MHANC) & Yvonne Lyon (MHANC)


 Registration Fee: This training is available free of charge with funding from the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities Services’ Behavioral Health Awareness Campaign.

Time & Date: March 19 & 20, 2018: 9:15AM-1:30PM on both days ***MUST attend both days to complete the coursework***


PLEASE be reminded that while this training offers OASAS continuing education hours for CASAC renewal, this training will NOT provide contact hours for licensed social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapitsts.

For further questions, please contact Yvonne at ylyon@mhanc.org or call (516) 489-2322 x. 1257