November 8 & 9, 2023: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training from 4 to 8 p.m. (Two evenings)

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. It introduced common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and taught a five-step action plan for how to help young people in a crisis and non-crisis situation.

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

If interested in attending a future training, please email Denique at youthmentalhealthct@gmail.com.

The YMHFA training session is for informational purposes only and not medical/professional advice.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.
Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

The Stamford YMHA is a city-wide network of providers, advocates and concerned individuals to improve conditions for children and adolescents struggling with their mental health. Questions concerning individual cases and concerns should be referred directly to your care provider.

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© Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance

c/o The Fiduciary Entity: Dovetail: SIP, Inc. | 40 Clinton Avenue | Stamford, CT 06901

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

The Stamford YMHA is a city-wide network of providers, advocates and concerned individuals to improve conditions for children and adolescents struggling with their mental health.  Questions concerning individual cases and concerns should be referred directly to your care provider.

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© Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance

c/o The Fiduciary Entity: Dovetail: SIP, Inc. | 40 Clinton Avenue | Stamford, CT 06901