Youth Programs

Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings

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Mental Health First Aid 

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out to and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. 

Audience: any adult over the age of 18+; limit to 20-30 attendees per course

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (ages 12-18). This can include teachers, school staff, mentors, leaders, neighbors, parents and other caring citizens who interact with adolescents. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Audience: any adult (18+) who interacts with adolescents (ages 12-18) on a regular basis; limit to 20-30 attendees per course

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Please note that each course has a $170 value per attendee, brought to you for FREE thanks to a grant provided by Dignity Health Northridge Hospital.

*Attendees who complete this course will be certified Mental Health First Aid Responders for 3 years through the National Council for Behavioral Health. 

*Attendees must be 18 or older to register for these courses.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training:

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)  is a 1 hour training to teach individuals a three step action plan to help reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Audience: any individual above age 13; limit to 10-2o participants

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NAMI San Fernando Valley

HelpLine: (818) 994-6747

Physical Address: 20151 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311


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