Youth Mental Health First Aid

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 twenty-five trainings for school personnel between now and June 30, 2023.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized and evidence-based program that trains individuals who work with adolescents to recognize and respond to signs of mental health problems or crises. The 6.5 hour training covers topics including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. To learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid, please visit:

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.

Funding is limited, so act soon! For more information, please email

Counties Reached Since 2015

Since 2015, NAMI Indiana has organized over 100 YMHFA for 40+ counties in Indiana.

To learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid, please see the resources below:

  • For more information about what is covered in Youth Mental Health First Aid, click here.

  • If you are an individual interested in attending an already-scheduled Mental Health First Aid course, search for a course here.

Instructors Resources:

  • Instructor Information Page - Information for Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors interested in partnering with NAMI to provide these trainings to school personnel.

  • Expense Reimbursement Form - for use only by those instructors who are partnering with NAMI Indiana to provide FREE training to school personnel.

  • Class Sign-In Sheet - This sheet must be turned in along with your expense reimbursement form and course evaluations.

  • Evaluation Form