This course is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25). Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities. In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in MHFA BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. MHFA does not teach people to be therapists. Participants will receive official certification from the mental health commission of Canada. Can be used for employment.
Recognize the symptoms of youth related mental health problems, including eating disorders, substance-related disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.
Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from worsening
Guide the person to more appropriate professional help
Provide the recovery of good mental health
Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem