MAPP-Net is proud to offer a new training series in coordination with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing — Youth Mental Health First Aid. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 6-18.

These training sessions cover:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
  • How to connect the youth with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is valuable for providers treating pediatric patients as well as individuals regularly engaged with youth such as:

  • Teachers & School Staff
  • Coaches
  • Camp Counselors
  • Youth Group Leaders
  • Parents
  • Adults Who Work with Youth

View a sample course agenda:
MHFA Sample Course Agenda

Download our program information flier:
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Breanna Hall, a Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainer certified with the National Council of Behavioral Health Certified Basic Management of Aggressive Behaviors Instructor, will facilitate these sessions.

In-person and virtual training opportunities are available.
MAPP-Net will offer 2-3 training opportunities each quarter.
Register today and take advantage of this free training opportunity.


For more information, please contact:
Kim Hart
MAPP-Net Program Coordinator
Billings Clinic, Psychiatry