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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Learn to assist a young person, from 12 to 18 years, who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

Participants will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course before participating in a 4.5-hour, instructor-led virtual class using Zoom.   Coursework MUST be completed 48 hours before class in order to attend the virtual class. Those who have not completed by 48 hours will be automatically withdrawn from the class.

A zoom link will be sent to you 48 hours before the virtual class. You must arrive by 8:45 a.m. in order to be certified.

This course is recommended for residents of Maryland who are 18 years and older. It is a $170 value but is being offered free to community members taking the course for their own knowledge. The cost to businesses and organizations sending staff is $25 per person.

IT requirements: For the best experience, join course from a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. If computer does not have a microphone you can use the dial-in option. This is a participatory course so you will also need a webcam, either built-in or external.

If you have any questions or to be wait listed for a sold-out class, please contact

Additional Resources: The following links offer information and resources for helping others through the coronavirus crisis as well as suggestions for taking care of your own mental wellbeing.

* Mental Health First Aid

* Children's Mental Health Matters

* Howard County Bureau of Behavioral Health

* Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition: Behavioral Health

* Grassroots

* Emotional Support Human

* Maryland Crisis Chat

* Howard County Autism Society Coronavirus Resources

* Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Covid 19 Resources

To assist an adult in crisis, consider registering for Mental Health First Aid.

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Upcoming Session

Virtual Via Zoom

Friday, Apr. 22, 2022
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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