Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Morris Plains Borough School 
Speedwell Ave
Morris Plains,, NJ 07950

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Nancy Verga 
Morris Plains Municipal Alliance 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Join Morris Plains School District Staff for this impactful 8-hour course, 9/25, 8 am -4 pm. 

** Registration is full. Please email mpmacinfo@gmail.com to be put on wait list, or look into this training in Montville. https://morriscountynj.gov/2019/08/morris-stigma-free-mental-health-first-aid-training-offered-in-montville/


Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR,or the Heimlich,or calling 911.Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member,coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social,or self-help care.

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. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. 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.

Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.Sometimes, the best first aid is YOU.

For more information about what you will learn in this class, please click here to visit the Mental Health First Aid website.

Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

Open to those who live or work in Morris Plains and surrounding towns. Space is limited and the $50 fee for registrants is fully covered by the Morris Plains Municipal Alliance.  Please be sure you are committed to attend before registering, as we will be unable to fill spots that are already paid for close to the training date. 

Should the course fill and you want to be put on the waiting list, please email mpmacinfo@gmail.com.

Funding provided by GCADA (Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and the Morris County Freeholders).