Mental health is a fundamental part of our overall health and well-being, and mental health concerns affect virtually every family in America.
Do you know how to help?
Become a Certified Mental Health First Aider
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a FREE public education program designed to teach everyday citizens
the skills to help another person who is struggling with a mental health concern or crisis.
Program participants will:
Learn risk factors, warning signs and the impact of mental health concerns
Practice the Mental Health First Aid action plan
Learn local resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment
Receive a comprehensive, user-friendly 136-page manual & certification
Register today for this free community training!
For more information or questions, contact Linda Hershey, Program Coordinator at :
Linda.Hershey@holcombbhs.org or 610-304-7204.
Please note: Participants must attend the entire session to be certified. A light meal is provided.
Please indicate any needed accommodations.
This program is presented by Chester County MH/IDD, Child Guidance Resource Centers, The Coatesville Area School District, The COAD Group and The National Council for Behavioral Health.
Please note that you will be asked to participate in an evaluation project conducted through
West Chester University.
It is voluntary and your consent is needed for this important part of the training.
Proudly Sponsored By:
AEGON Transamerica Foundation
The Applestone Foundation
Coatesville Community Health Foundation, a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation
The County of Chester, Department of Human Services
The Dansko Foundation
First Hospital Foundation
Genuardi Family Foundation
The Gunard Berry Carlson Memorial Foundation Inc.
The Rotary Club of Coatesville
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation
United Way of Chester County and
van Ameringen Foundation Inc.