Certified Youth Mental Health First Aiders leave training with a stand alone, evidence-based, “toolkit” that provides the community with a common framework, language and knowledge-base to create and implement a support plan for youth experiencing a mental disorder or in crisis.
Grant Funded Opportunity in Hamilton CountyIn 2015, Mental Health America was awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA) to further develop Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) in Hamilton County. Over the next three years, MHA will be working to increase mental health literacy, increase capacity of adults equipped to respond to the behavioral health issues of youth, link youth to services and increase collaborative partnerships with youth serving agencies. This grant will enable us to reach more teachers, families and community members and is big step toward our goal of expanding YMHFA across our region. This grant will also help reach the national goals to train 3 million people by 2020 and to make Mental Health First Aid as common as First Aid and CPR. There is no cost to attendees for this course, normally $170 per person, due to the SAMHSA Aware Community grant awarded to Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio