Be the One

You Could Be the Help Someone Needs...

Instructor: Erin Conaway, CPS, Outreach Specialist

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a public education program which:

  • introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents
  • builds understanding of the importance of early intervention
  • teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

YMHFA uses role-play and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

This course is designed for anyone* (ages 16 and up) who comes in contact with young people in the community, including the following:

  • Parents
  • Family members
  • Neighbors
  • Teachers
  • Mentors
  • Friends
  • Faith leaders
  • Law enforcement
  • Coaches
  • Child welfare staff
  • Youth serving organizations

Erin currently offers this training in Northwest Georgia, and LM CME has funding to sponsor a limited number of classes (materials and instructor fees). For more information, please contact Erin at 706.483.5356.

If you need additional information on this training or want to find a training in a different area of Georgia, please visit Mental Health First Aid.


* This training provides basic, first aid level training. The information and skills provided may not fit the professional development needs of individuals with advanced specialized training or licensure in behavioral health.