Mental Health First Aid

Take a course. Save a life.

 

A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. 

You can learn an action plan to help. 

Contact Kathy Hansen to be added to the wait list for Youth Mental Health First Aid or Adult Mental Health First Aid

Contact Kathy Hansen at Peninsula Behavioral Health 

Call (360) 457-0431 ext. 531139

or click here to email kathyh@peninsulabehavioral.org

What is Adult Mental Health First Aid?

The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health-related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.