Youth Mental Health First Aid

Training Overview

YMHFA is an 8 hour workshop lead by two trained instructors.  Material will cover information on mental health literacy, adolescent development, anti-stigma messaging and a 5 step process to support youth with a mental health crisis and suicidality.  Participants will learn the signs of a mental health crisis and have the information to refer to outside resources. This workshop is ideal for those having contact with youth aged 12-25.  Examples include: teachers, aids, bus drivers, school support staff, coaches, juvenile justice workers, employers of youth, faith-based communities and youth organizations.  Read more about YMHFA:

Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Request Form

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction through Project AWARE grant funds can offer a limited number of YMHFA trainings at no cost to Wisconsin schools, organizations, and communities. You may be placed on a waiting list for the next grant year if the maximum number of trainings has been met.

Please complete the YMHFA Inquiry Form questions as best you can.

Link to Inquiry Form:

Responses will automatically be submitted to Christine Kleiman, Training Coordinator at Once the Inquiry Form is received, Christine will send the host site contact person a MOU, assign trainers and get the Hosting Kit sent out. The trainers will contact you with more information. This process could take up to 6 weeks. Pick your training date 6 weeks out from date of this inquiry.

Questions can be directed to Christine Kleiman, Training Coordinator,

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