Jackson, Mississippi – The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is pleased to announce upcoming training opportunities for Youth Mental Health First Aid, a professional training which was primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. DMH officials encourage schools and school districts throughout the state to participate – from teachers, School Resource Officers, school staff, parents, caregivers – to learn how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or substance use issue.
Each training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates:
The virtual trainings require two hours of study prior to the virtual training; the course is offered at no cost to anyone who is interested in participating. Space is limited, so registering early for the training is encouraged. If a school district or school would like to host their very own Youth Mental Health First Aid training for their school teachers, administration and staff, or if you would like more information on Youth Mental Health First Aid, contact Courtney Littleton, Courtney.Littleton@dmh.ms.gov or call (601) 359-6268.
For More Information Contact:
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Phone: (601) 359-6239
Cell: (601) 750-3316