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Youth Mental Health First Aid course offered in Bakersfield to help youth with mental illness

Posted at 10:34 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 02:33:23-05

Mental illness affects one in five adults in any given year.

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools offers an 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid class at no cost.

The class teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness.

The course is ideally designed for adults who work with kids ages 12 to 18.

A brochure on mental health is also available by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.

For more information or to schedule no-cost training, contact Tatia Hunter-Jennings at 661-852-5663 or tahunter-jennings@kern.org.