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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

AZYP is proud to continue providing Mental Health Awareness Training throughout Pima County with a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This funding allows us to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training – at no charge – to agencies, faith communities, parent and community groups anywhere in the county.

Over 400 participants from Ajo to Catalina and Sahuarita to the Tohono O’Odham Nation have been certified at Youth Mental Health First-Aiders!

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults in direct contact with youth (particularly adolescents) to recognize the signs and symptoms of the most common mental challenges, illness and crisis situations. Participants are provided with a 5-step model to assess and assist the youth to refer them to the proper services.

We are thrilled to announce a virtual delivery of this program which includes a 2 hour self-paced component and a 5 hour live virtual presentation.

Additionally, AZYP is partnering with Interfaith Community Services (ICS) whose staff is providing Mental Health First Aid for Adults. This training uses the same model as YMHFA, but applies it to adults with mental health issues. It is also available virtually.

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