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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Virtual Course • Feb. 15, 2021 • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Designed primarily with adults who work with youth in mind, this six-hour training course is recognized by National Council for Behavioral Health. Taking this certification will help you understand and respond to varying signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. In this program, we’ll cover:

  • a practical, five-step action plan for crisis and non-crisis situations
  • common mental health challenges for youth (including anxiety, depression, ADHD and others)
  • typical adolescent development

This mental health first aid course will also provide you with the tools to empower youth to help themselves with access to critical resources. Discover how you can provide potentially life-saving guidance today!

Cost: $99

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Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia College and State University and went on to earn a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of North Florida. Brown has almost 20 years of experience as a school based therapist in Florida and South Carolina. She earned her Licensed Professional Counselor license in 2004 and became a licensed professional counselor supervisor in 2017. Brown currently supervises a team of clinicians for the community mental health center and manages programs that serve adults, children and families experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.

For more information on this program, please contact Adult Programs Manager, Dr. Deedee Southerlin at or call (912) 478-6005.

Last updated: 3/2/2021