Youth Mental Health
First Aid Training

Learn how to talk to young people
about mental health and substance abuse

TISA has partnered with the Malik Human Services Institute (MHSI) to launch a nationally recognized capacity-building, evidence-based training to teach adults how to assist youth (12-18) who are experiencing mental health, addiction challenges or are in a crisis. The primary trainer for this effort is Dr. Jimmy Jones, Vice Chair, TISA Board and President-MHSI. The goal is to train 100 adults over twelve months throughout the country. The initiative, aimed at Chaplains, Imams, Youth Workers and other service providers to the Muslim community, is entitled #YMHFA100.

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Participants who take the entire 8 hours workshop receive an informative resource manual and a renewable national certificate.

Islamic Centers, non-profits or other organizations interested in funding and implementing a Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop in their area should email, call 203-376-7189, or enquire below.

YMHFA Testimonials

I thought it was very effective in creating awareness and knowledge on different mental health disorders, recognizing the signs, and how to address them correctly.

I learned a lot of new information, and what not to do.

I believe that this is very helpful and necessary, especially for people that work with youths.

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