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Hannah’s House is sponsoring a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Class on August 14th at the Waitsfield Town Office.

This class 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.

The 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 behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.


Lunch will be provided and Hannah’s House will cover the costs for the course.


Two hours of pre-work on your own is required prior to the August 14th class.


Reserve your spot by emailing Chrissy at cjrivers@madriver.com or calling


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