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Bring teen Mental Health First Aid to Your Community! - 10/14/21

  • 1.  Bring teen Mental Health First Aid to Your Community! - 10/14/21

    National Council Staff
    Posted 10-14-2021 11:08
    Dear Association Executives - This past year and a half hasn't been easy. COVID-19 changed the way we educate our youth, spend our time, work and learn. With all the upheaval, taking care of our mental wellbeing - especially our teens' - has become more critical than ever before.

    That's why we're excited to bring you teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) in person and online.

    tMHFA is an evidence-based training from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing in partnership with Born This Way Foundation. It teaches teens in grades 10-12, or ages 15-18, how to identify, understand and respond to signs of a mental health or substance use challenge in their friends and peers. The training gives teens the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and how to get help from a responsible and trusted adult.

    Now available nationwide, this training has a blended learning option that accommodates those unable to attend in person because of physical distancing requirements or remote schooling.

    If you are connected to a local high school or youth-serving organization, we encourage you to let them know how to apply to bring tMHFA to teens in their community.

    None of this would be possible without your support of the National Council and Mental Health First Aid. Thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference!

    For more information about tMHFA, download this one-pager, view our Frequently Asked Questions and visit You can also reach out to with any questions.


    Mental Health First Aid USA


    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    202 748-8793