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Youth Mental Health First Aid

We all know how important first aid is, but did you know that there's a "first aid" you can learn to help adolescents who are struggling with their mental health?

Youth Mental Health First Aid, or YMHFA, is a course designed to teach adults how to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges faced by young people.

The course covers a wide-range of mental health topics affecting kids between the ages of 6 and 18 and teaches a 5-step action plan on what you can do to help them.

Sign up today to get certified.


Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

A Few Details

It's easy to get certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. 


You can complete Youth Mental Health First Aid in around 6-8 hours.


We offer Youth Mental Health First Aid in-person and virtually through Zoom.



Each of our training courses is 100% free. Told you it was easy.

Why you should get Certified

Getting certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid is about more than walking away with a certificate. It demonstrates your commitment to helping others.

1 in 5

teens and young adults lives with a mental health condition.


of youth will be diagnosed with a substance use disorder in their lifetime


of all mental illnesses begin by age 14, and 75% by the mid-20s.

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got more questions about Youth Mental Health First Aid and we've got answers. Learn more about the training course below.

Request a Private Training

Please use the form below to request a private Youth MHFA training. For more information on private training requests, please consult the FAQs above.

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