Youth Mental Health First Aid

Do you know the warning signs for teens or tweens in crisis?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select intervention, provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help.

Youth Mental Heath First Aid

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorders.

This is a certification program. Please note that you must attend all 8 hours of the course in order to receive your certificate from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan.

There is evidence that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.

  • 3 Dates - 3 Locations - Choose One

  • each Class size limited to 25

  • Kosher Breakfast and lunch included

Past Event - NEW YORK CITY
Tuesday, November 28 │ Closed
The Jewish Education Project
520 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York City

Thursday, January 18 │ Closed
Scarsdale Synagogue - Temples Tremont and Emanu-El
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale

Past Event - LONG ISLAND
Thursday, January 25 │ Closed
Sid Jacobson JCC
300 Forest Drive, Greenvale


Questions? Please contact Jodie Goldberg 


This is part of the YouTHrive series of workshops, designed to help Jewish educators understand their role in helping youth grow into thriving young adults.