According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24, and 75% of all lifetime cases of mental illness expose themselves before age 24. How can you help? Become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid through GW’s student-founded nonprofit, Let’s Empower, Advocate, and Do, Inc. (LEAD). Just as CPR certification helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone ages 13-24 experiencing a mental health or substance-related crisis. You’ll learn risk factors and warning signs, strategies to help people ages 13-24 in crisis and non-crisis situations, and how to connect people to help. This course was developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health.
This course will be on Sunday, February 12th from 9 am-5 pm in District B207. While the course if valued at $170, LEAD is offering it to students and faculty for only $100. Scholarships are available if financial assistance is needed.
Register to become a Youth Mental Health First Aider today: