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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based intervention training designed to help adults identify, react to and support a child (age 10-18) experiencing 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.

Participants will get hands-on practice utilizing the concepts discussed in the training, through interactive group activities, role plays and discussions. Participants will leave feeling ready to “say something” when they “see something.”

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Communities In Schools is a proud provider of Youth Mental Health First Aid courses as we continue to empower our communities to assist in the lives of others. We want to train you! Please join us for this 8 hour certificate course, open to all adults (18 and over).

If you have any questions about the program or would like to contact someone in the Clinical department, please email


  • Free for a limited time as part of our Safer Students, Stronger Schools (4s) campaign


  • 1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Ste 125E
    Dallas, TX 75247

Upcoming Dates:

Due to the overwhelming community response, the May course is now full! We take a brief break during the summer and will resume providing this training on August 21st. Thank you for your interest and hopefully we’ll see you in August!

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2025
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2025


  • 9AM-3PM


Thanks so much for sharing your expertise and time with us. It was a rewarding two days of training. I've already been sharing information about what we learned with others. Thanks again.


It's great and uncomfortable at the same time.


Surprised by scope and content, with real world applications that make sense.


This course was very helpful in being able to deal with my child, who has a behavioral diagnosis, wish I'd had this sooner.


Excellent pace, many opportunities to personalize to us and our school district.


The information is presented in such a way that anyone can understand and act. Very engaging, not just sitting around taking notes!


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.