Youth Mental Health First Aid® Class - Children's Mental Health Matters

As of Jan 31, 2023, this class has reached registration capacity.
This class is being hosted for free in preparation of Children’s Mental Health Matters Week! Visit to get involved in the campaign.


The YMHFA course is designed for adults who work with youth, ages 12-18. The youth program teaches signs and symptoms of emerging mental health problems and how to differentiate potential problems from typical adolescent development.

Mental Health First Aid® is a public education national certification course. Participants learn to recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of an emerging mental health challenge or crisis, to identify community resources, and to link individuals in need of support to appropriate care. This skills-based course includes a 5-step action plan which can be used in various types of crisis and non-crisis situations.

This class is fully grant funded by a generous grant from the Anne Arundel County LBHA which helps to provide Mental Health First Aid programming across the state!

Participants receive an electronic Mental Health First Aid manual and Mental Health First Aid Certification for 3 years upon completion of course requirements.

Please note: The Mental Health Association of Maryland is only offering virtual classes at this time. This class requires:

  • ~2-hours of online, self-paced prework to be completed before class. Emails with prework information will arrive approximately two weeks before the date of the class.
  • 5.5-hours of live, virtual instruction over Zoom. Virtual participants must have a working camera and microphone and are required be on camera during the entire class (except during breaks).


Wednesday, Apr 12th, 2023


9:00 am - 3:00 pm



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