DMH and CMHCS to Offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Department of Mental Health and a number of Community Mental Health Centers are working together to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training to educators from throughout the state.

If you are an educator, do you know to recognize the signs of mental illness in a young person? Would you know how to respond if you did? What if there was something you could do to help youth in your school?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training 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.

This free training will be offered in Hernando, Tupelo, Greenwood, Greenville, West Point, Vicksburg, Jackson, Brandon, Meridian, McComb, Gulfport, and Gautier during the coming weeks. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. This training has also applied for eight hours of CEUs for educators.

For more information, contact Molly Portera at 601-359-1288 or at

Click here for registration information and details of the training location nearest you