Youth Mental Health First Aid for School Personnel (Limited Availability)

Attention School Leaders! Are you interested in providing your teachers and support staff with Youth Mental Health First Aid training? The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction will sponsor thirty free trainings for school personnel between now and June 30, 2019. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized and evidence-based program that trains individuals who work with adolescents (ages 12-18) to recognize and respond to signs of mental health problems or crisis. 

Funding is limited, so act soon!  For more information or to schedule a training, please email





NAMI Indiana will coordinate 30 free trainings for groups of school personnel between now and June 30, 2019. Participants will receive eight hours of nationally recognized and evidence-based training on how to identify and assist youth (primarily adolescents ages 12-18) experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis. To learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid, please visit:





Training will be offered at NO COST to schools and school districts. All trainer fees and material costs are covered by the Youth Mental Health First Aid grant from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA). Funding for this opportunity is limited, so apply right away!


Our trainers will come to you for class sizes of 10 or larger. The maximum class size is 25.



Choose a day that works for your staff, and we will find instructors that can work with that schedule. Trainings are typically scheduled for a nine hour block, which includes a one hour lunch break. Two days of four hour training blocks are also possible.



Training is appropriate for teachers, administrators, school resource officers and security specialists, and support staff (food service, bus drivers, etc.). School counselors and school nurses are welcome, however this is a basic class for individuals with little or no knowledge of mental illness. Training can be opened to the community, but priority must be given to individuals representing the school systems to be eligible for grant funding.


School Leaders Only, Please! If you are interested in bringing this training to your school or district, please email


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