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Teen Mental Health First Aid

Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches high school students (10th, 11th or 12th graders), and youth serving organizations how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives students the skills to have supportive mental health conversations with their friends and then identify a responsible and trusted adult to assist in connecting them to professional help. The program is designed to be delivered in schools or community sites in three interactive classroom sessions of 90 minutes each.  Schools and organizations offering the training are required to train at least 10 percent of adult staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid and to train the entire grade level. Youth Mental Health First Aid trains adults to be prepared to help young people facing a crisis.

Read about the Steelcase Foundation's support of Teen Mental Health First Aid training in Kent County, Michigan.

Read about MSU Extension's $1.55 million grant from the Office of Justice Programs to support student mental health and stop school violence.



teen Mental Health First Aid Application

May 20, 2021

Fill out the online application or print the application and complete to register your interest in teen Mental Health First Aid training. Please return printed application via email to Kea Norrell-Aitch at kea@msu.edu.