Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health challenge, addiction, or is in crisis.

 The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.

 Youth Mental Health First Aid sessions are free trainings provided by Henderson County Schools through the “Project Aware” grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Those interested in attending can select a date and register to attend.


All training sessions will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The training dates at the Professional Development Center at 631 N. Green Street, Henderson, KY include:

Wednesday, May 30th

Monday, June 4th

Monday, July 9th


Additional training dates at the Board of Education Office at 1805 Second Street, Henderson, KY are:

Thursday, May 24th

Thursday, June 14th

Tuesday, July 24th


For details on the training and to register, please contact Rhonda Garner at
270-831-5000 or