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Mental Wellness Ministry

Youth Mental Health First Aid training and certification is being offered on November 19, 2022, from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church located at 702 North Street in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.


The second leading cause of death for children and adolescents is suicide. For this reason, it is extremely important for people who have or care for children, either at home or work, to understand and be  certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).


YMHFA teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training(2-hour self-paced online work and 4.5 hours instructor-led) gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.


What the training covers:

Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders 
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use 
  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis 
  • How to connect the person with help 
  • Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact of social media and bullying



Additional  information:

  • No less than 10 and no more than 20 participants
  • Participants MUST complete 2-hour self-paced online instruction (to be completed at least 24 hours in advance of training).  Instruction is self-paced therefore participants in online instruction are able to pause and resume instruction as needed.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) available
  • Childcare provided if you are registered by November 11.
  • Working lunch (attendees provide their own meal)


Space is limited and the registration deadline is November 11 unless the session fills up sooner.  



To register, click here. 


For further information, please contact Juanona Brewster at :