Teen Mental Health First Aid, or tMHFA, is an evidence-based training program for students in grades 10-12 that teaches the skills to recognize and aid their peers experiencing mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises, including how to quickly get the help of an adult. The tMHFA program is designed to help teens help each other navigate the difficult waters of adolescence. The Maya Gold Foundation believes the Teen Mental Health First Aid training is an invaluable resource for teens, especially during these difficult times. The training is offered at no cost. Teens may register online and must attend all three sessions to be certified. We are offering this training in the community setting after school hours and in the school during the day. Contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss bringing the training to your school or community.
“The highlight for me was the intriguing discussions and clarity I gained from the program, for myself and others. Trauma, mental health challenges and crises, and getting help are so misunderstood but I found that it made so much more sense and I realized a lot of new things about my mental health and that of my friends after the program.”
“Overall so much was covered in such a short time and I feel more secure helping my friends and peers through tough situations. A lot of people really need to hear what was said because of stigma around mental health issues.”