Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Youth Mental HealthSometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help!             

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care.

This course is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 – teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers and other caring citizens. College Students and High School Seniors are also encouraged to take the course.

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9 am – 6pm

Location: Soundview Preparatory School, Yorktown Heights, NY

Presented by: Dara Caputo, LCSW-R, St. Christopher’s Inc and Karen R. Profita, LCSW, YCSD Social Worker

Limited Seating Available – Register now for FREE

Questions? Contact Liz Talbert, Coalition Coordinator, at or (914) 736-1450

Program Generously Funded by P/NW BOCES Project AWARE and ASK