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Mental Health First Aid
2-Day Training Session

Please join us to become certified in Mental Health First Aid Youth. This two day course, a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, builds on participants’ existing skills to increase comfort and confidence in working with students and youth (ages 12-24) experiencing mental health problems, such as, depression, anxiety, deliberate self harm and/or psychosis. Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental health problems beginning by age 14, and 75 per cent beginning by age 24. Learn to spot the signs and symptoms of potential common mental health problems and how to respond with the five basic actions of mental health first aid. Participants will learn and practice the principles and basic skills of Mental Health First Aid Youth.

The following mental health problems are covered:
• Depression and bipolar disorder
• Anxiety disorders
• Deliberate self-injury
• Eating disorders
• Psychosis
• Substance use disorder

In addition, the mental health first aid for the following crisis situations is covered:
• Suicidal behaviour
• Overdoses Panic attacks
• Acute stress reactions to traumatic events
• Psychotic episodes

Full attendance for the two days is required for participation and certification. For more information about Mental Health First Aid Youth, please see

The dates available for this two-day training session are:
• Tuesday, March 26 & Thursday, March 28 , 2013

The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on both days. It is mandatory for each participant to be present for the entire session in order to receive certification.

Please direct your inquiries to Kelly Veld at ext. 3418 or

Who Should Attend: Faculty, Staff and Students

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Plaza 600F

Facilitator: Sandy Howe & Stephanie Soccio
, Student Services

Limit: 24

This workshop has already been completed. If you wish to know the next time this course will be offered, please contact

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