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 MHFA.org/teens. You can also reach out to teenMHFA@theNationalCouncil.org with any questions.
Mental Health First Aid USA