Youth Mental Health First Aid
Credits: 0 Hours: 8.00 / Tuition: $23
Status: CANCEL / Maximum Size: 12 / Current Applicants: 1
Instructor: William Duncan and Debbi Weed-Johnson
Date: 12/9/2021 Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: - Metro East GLRS Stone Mountain, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 12/2/2021


Course Description

This 8 hour course is designed to teach participants methods of assisting youth who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Participants will be introduced to signs and symptoms as well as risk factors that will help with assisting youth with mental health challenges.

Participants should bring: They will need nothing more than a pen or pencil and should dress casually.

Any “also included” items: 
The cost for this class is $23.00 and includes a training manual and certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aider once they successfully complete the class

Evidence Base:

Suicide among youth and young adults was stable until 2007 and then increased 57.4%, from 6.8 per 100,000 in 2007 to 10.7 in 2018. Between 2007–2009 and 2016–2018, suicide rates increased significantly in 42 states. YMHFA is a research-based program which through this interactive training, participants built new knowledge, skills, and confidence to apply to their work of assisting community members who may be at risk of developing mental health or substance abuse problems. Participants demonstrated a significant increase in their ability to assess for risk of suicide or self-harm, listen empathetically, and encourage appropriate professional and peer support. The study also demonstrated that participants were significantly more confident in their ability to help a person experiencing psychological distress. 

Class Notes

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators and other school-based personnel

Date: December 9, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Metro East GLRS 

Cost: $23.00

Cost Includes: All materials and a YMHFA Training Manual 

This class has been cancelled.


Metro RESA makes every effort to provide high quality professional learning experiences at low costs to teachers in the Metro Atlanta area. Because we often have to pay instructors, rental fees for locations, and for materials, we must make decisions at least two weeks in advance about cancellation of classes when we do not have enough registrants.

Therefore, our cancellation/no show policy is as follows:

  • If you choose PERSONAL PAY as your payment method: You must use a credit card to complete your registration for all classes with Metro RESA.  We will happily issue a refund for any class as long as you notify us that you need to cancel AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE CLASS.  You will be refunded via the same method of payment within two business weeks.
  • If you choose SCHOOL PAY as your payment method: Your school will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.  
  • If you choose DISTRICT PAY as your payment method: Your district will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.


Refunds and reimbursements are not transferable to other classes. Refunds for cancellations (if the participant cancels at least two weeks prior to class OR if Metro RESA cancels the class) will be processed within two business weeks of the date of the course.