Tag Archives: youth mental health first aid

Life Savers

Start your new year off right--by learning to save lives. We will offer Mental Health First Aid training in January and February.  A rise in suicides has led to a decline in life expectancy in the United States. You don't need a medical degree or a counseling license to prevent suicide: You just need to…
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Learning to Help

A growing number of American youth exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse, and it can be difficult for adults to understand the difference between teenage angst and behavioral health issues. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of American children with depression don’t receive treatment. When adults are trained to recognize the signs of mental…
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One Caring Adult

 In a recent poll, one in six Fredericksburg-area students said they had considered suicide in the previous year; one in 10 had attempted to suicide. More than a quarter reported feeling sad or hopeless for more than two weeks during the previous year. One in five teenagers has a mental health condition. Suicide is the…
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