Youth Mental Health First Aid

Tanager Place invites you to join us for one of our FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid certification courses we are offering in March and May.

1 in 5.  One in five children will experience a diagnosable mental illness.   MHFA

It’s easy to tell when someone might be suffering from a heart attack or is unable to breathe.  But what does depression look like?  Or anxiety?  Have you ever met someone experiencing an emotional or mental crisis?  How would you know?  And more importantly, how could you help?

This course will educate you about the potential warning signs and risk factors of mental health problems in youth and the 5-step action plan to help in a crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed for all those interested.  This training has proven to be beneficial in building awareness, and sharing skill building techniques for educators, human resource professionals, members of faith communities, human service personnel and volunteers, safety and security personnel, policy makers, social workers, substance abuse professionals, community and family members.

Participants will learn about the prevalence of mental illness, potential warning signs and risk factors for:

  • depression,
  • anxiety disorders,
  • trauma,
  • psychotic disorders
  • eating disorder, and
  • substance abuse disorders.

This course will be taught by certified instructors and coordinated by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Space is limited.  You can help.  Learn how and help build stronger communities.  To register for one of these courses, email Jennifer Becker at  For more information, call 319-365-9164.

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