March 2, 2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid instruction slated

POPLAR BLUFF -- Registration is due Monday, March 27 for instruction in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

This 8-hour course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, ADD/ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance abuse disorder.

It will be presented Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the University of Missouri Extension Center, 614 Lindsay Ave, Suite 3, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

For more information or questions call 686-8064 or visit