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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Sign up below to reserve your spot, & get certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Youth Mental Health
First Aid Certification

Cost for Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification: $100

Scholarships may be available. Please contact us directly to learn more.

The JCMF will contact you prior to your training date with additional details and full registration access.

Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL , 36561

Registration: 8:00am - 8:15am
Training ends at 3:00pm

In-Person Training Location:

Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL , 36561

Registration: 8:00am - 8:15am
Training ends at 3:00pm

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.