Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Saturday, November 4 // 8am - 4pm // Faith Church, Dyer Campus // FREE
This course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: 1) Assess for risk of suicide or harm, 2) Listen nonjudgmentally, 3) Give reassurance and information, 4) Encourage appropriate professional help, and 5) Encourage self-help and other support strategies. The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.
Weekly Support Group
We partner with Fresh Hope, a Christian association of support groups for those who have a mental health diagnosis. It also provides support for families and loved ones. We have the conviction that it is possible to live well in spite of having a mental health challenge because of the hope there is in Christ.
A Fresh Hope group is a peer-to-peer led, safe, encouraging, and healing environment where real and life-changing healing takes place.
Support Group Meets every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm at Faith Church Highland - 8910 Grace Street Highland, IN 46322
Contact: Vinnie Adams, 219.864.0300 x197