Congratulations to our new YOUTH Mental Health First Aiders!
Several individuals and organizations were represented at our latest YOUTH Mental Health First Aid class hosted by the Tipton County Foundation. Representatives from Boone and Madison County CASA programs, FSA of Howard County’s Healthy Families program, Ivy Tech State College, Tipton County Public Library, Meridian Health Services, East Pointe Bible Church, and more came to our 8-hour certification course to learn about mental health issues experienced by our children and youth and what to do if they come across a child who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Instruction, role play, case studies, and several activities, as well as opportunities to network over good food, provided the structure of the training. Each participant became certified through the National Council for Behavioral Health! Congratulations!
NAMI Indiana wrote and has been administering a grant to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid USA certification courses to faculty and staff at Indiana schools, free of charge. Since this course is worth $170 per person, this is a wonderful opportunity for those who spend many hours with our children to have access to this vital training. We would like to see all teachers and first line staff certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, and NAMI Indiana has helped get hundreds of educators certified! Thank you, NAMI Indiana!