Free Youth Mental Health First Aid training Sept. 11

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It's back-to-school time! Why not take advantage of a free youth-focused Mental Health First Aid training taught by our Connections staff Wednesday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to recognize warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, as well as the tools to help someone who may be developing a mental health-related problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people, such as parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other community providers. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, and disruptive disorders (including ADHD).

The training will be held at the Health District, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins. Although free, registration is required. Snacks are provided. Call 970-530-2883 or email eleetham@healthdistrict.org to register.