Mental Health First Aid

Our community has witnessed a 20% increase in self harm and violent behaviors in our children between the ages of 10 and 19. To combat this, CISDR will provide training to help our community identify risk indicators, connect to resources, and save a young person’s life.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is the evidence-based intervention training designed to help adults identify, react to and support a child (age 10-18) experiencing a mental health or addiction issues or is in active crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to intervene. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders inclusive of psychosis indicators, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.

This is an 8 hour certificate course, covered in two 4 hour sessions.

  • Dr. Judith Allen
  • $40 – training material, manual
  • 1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Ste 125E
    Dallas, TX 75247
  • April 18 (1 pm– 5 pm) & 19 (8 am – 12 noon)
  • May 10 (1 pm – 5 pm) & 11 (8 am – 12 noon)

Use the form below to register. CISDR Staff, please contact us directly to register.


“Thanks so much for offering this training, I think I am now better equipped to serve the students at my campus. I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to not only hear about the strategies but process through skills learned.”
–Megan H.

“I found the training very helpful and useful for the line of work that we do on daily basis. Definitely looking forward to more trainings. Thank you again for this opportunity.”
–Rebecca W.