Adult Mental Health First Aid -FREE

Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing 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.

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.  Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Mandatory 2 hours of pre-work must be completed before attending the session. More information will be sent after registration.


Dec 12 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


245 Hairston Street

Location 2

Danville Pittsylvania Community Services- Lackey Room


Bonnie Trammell
434-799-0456 ext 3810