Youth Mental Health First Aid coaching might be provided by Berrien RESA to highschool workers this summer time. RESA Superintendent Eric Hoppstock tells WSJM News the session on August 15 will assist those that work with adolescents be higher ready to identify indicators a teen is struggling.
“I’m a teacher, and I’m not going to be providing therapy, but what are some things that I can do? This is one of those things that, just like first aid is not meant to take the place of surgery or a doctor’s care, it can take care of some of those smaller things. Those anxieties, depression, substance abuse disorders, at their early stages, they can recognize them.”
The coaching session might be led by workers from Spectrum Health Lakeland. Hoppstock says matters will embrace anxiousness, melancholy, substance abuse, problems by which psychosis could happen, disruptive conduct problems, and consuming problems. The coaching might be free and include a $125 stipend for many who are academics. It takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 15 with a registration deadline of August 5. We have a hyperlink to extra data at our web site.