Friday, October 20, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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This is a virtual course. 
Participants will receive access to the 2 hours of required pre-work and course link prior to the course. 


Mental Health First Aid Missouri

October 20 - Youth Mental Health First Aid
(Virtual Course)

Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

This course is only open to participants who live or work in Missouri. The course is valued at $170 per person but is being offered to you at no cost by Missouri's Department of Mental Health.

The course requires advanced registration.

Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid courses have a significant amount of overlapping content. If you plan to take both, we recommend 3 months between classes.

Course Format:

  • Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training prior to the course date.
  • The 4.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. Participants will get two 15-minute breaks and a 50 minute lunch during the course. 

Technology Requirements:

  • Individual computer with microphone and speakers
  • Private room or headphones
  • HD webcam
  • Internet speed of at least 5 mbps. Test your internet speed at https://www.speedtest.net/

For additional classes, visit www.MHFAmissouri.org/events/