Youth Mental Health First Aid Class offered on Feb. 24

by Contributed Content on February 17, 2018

SafeSpace is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid class designed to teach parents, family members, and youth how to help a young person (aged 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge.

This one-day, eight-hour course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan 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.

The class takes place on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. It will be taught by Nagres Dillon, LMFT, a certified instructor and highly-regarded Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Nagres serves as the Program Director for the Star Vista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center.

The cost if $20; register through Eventbrite

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