Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach educators who work with teens, parents, caregivers, school staff, neighbors and other caring citizens how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents (ages 12–18).

Training begins with a 2-hour self-paced learning session, that you can do online at your leisure. Participants in the training need to have completed this 2-hour of asynchronous learning before joining the virtual program. The virtual program is 5 hours long, and you will be joined by other program participants. Once you complete the 7 hours of training, you will have earned your Youth Mental Health First Aid certification.

  • Self-paced online learning: You may start anytime upon registration.
  • Virtual program: Wednesday, January 10 from 10:00 – 3:30 pm.

The training will be facilitated by Lynne Butner, and there is no cost to attend. If you have any questions before registering, feel free to contact Lynne at

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