Youth Mental Health Matters

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1 in 5 youth, ages 13-18, lives with a mental health condition. This means that if a class has 25 students, 5 of them are impacted.

That is why it is so important for all adults who work with youth to take Youth Mental Health First Aid, an 8-hour course that teaches participants how to recognize and support adolescents experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Having a more informed staff can dramatically help early intervention efforts, and get youth the help they need, when they need it.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

This course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Topics covered include:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Substance use
- Disorders in which psychosis may occur
- Disruptive behavioral disorders (including AD/HD)
- Eating disorders

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Thanks to a grant from Impact 100 Baldwin County:
This 1-day, 6-hour course is free for Baldwin County residents. 
Sign up below to reserve your spot, & get certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Youth Mental Health
First Aid Certification

Regular price

Cost: $100

The JCMF will contact you one week before your training date with additional details.

In-Person Training Locations:

**More Training Dates will be available after January 1, 2022.**

In-Person Training Information:

In-Person Training Locations:

**More Training Dates will be available after January 1, 2022.**

If you are interested in getting your YMHFA Certification, but you are unable to attend any of our upcoming training dates or would like us to host a training of 12 or more for you, contact us directly by phone or email or sign up to receive updates when new dates become available.

Youth Matter

Did you know?


Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34.


7% of all children under 18 (5 million) have lived with a parent who went to jail or prison.


Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 9 times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.


A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds, for a total of approximately 3.3 million child abuse reports annually.


About 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18.


2017 School Crime Supplement indicates that, nationwide, about 20% of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying.


25 states had suicide rate increases of more than 30%.


The total number of teenagers who recently experienced depression increased 59% between 2007 and 2017.


70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 70.6% of young people say that have seen bullying in their schools.


People aged 12-20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States. More than 90% is consumed by binge drinking.