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Mississippi Department of Mental Health Offers Virtual Training on Youth Mental Health First Aid to Schools this Spring

 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:

Friday, February 5, 2021: Click here to register.
Friday, February 19, 2021: Click here to register.
Friday, March 5, 2021: Click here to register.
Friday, March 26, 2021: Click here to register.

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:

Kelly Shannon
Communications Specialist
Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Phone: (601) 359-6239
Cell: (601) 750-3316

Email: Kelly.Shannon@dmh.ms.gov