On March 11th & 12th, from 8:30 am -12:30 pm the Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene will be offering Youth Mental Health First Aid at the Human Resource Center, 425 Pennsylvania Ave Elmira, NY.
There is no charge to attend but seating is limited.
This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when a young person may be struggling with a mental health or substance abuse problem and to connect them with the appropriate resources when necessary.
One in five Americans has a mental illness but many are reluctant to seek help or may not know where to turn to for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse may be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when to step in.
In just over ten years, Mental Health First Aid has become a full-blown movement in the United States-more than one million people are certified Mental Health First Aiders, and that number is growing every day.