Teen Mental Heath First Aid

Teen MHFA is a 6 session curriculum  that teaches 10th, 11th or 12th grade students

• How to open the conversation about mental health and substance use challenges.
• Common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
• The impact of school violence and bullying on mental wellbeing.
• How to seek the help of a responsible and trusted adult.

Over the last two years,  PLAEA schools trained 1279 students and 90% of the students in a post survey evaluation stated that TeenMHFA improved their knowledge and understanding of mental help challenges and improved their ability to help a friend.

If you are not currently offering TeenMHFA in your high school, reach out to Kim Bodholdt at kbodholdt@plaea.org for more information.

 It is not too late to teach TeenMHFA in your high school yet this year.  Instructor training and the cost of the student participant manuals are paid through the PL-MHAT grant for the duration of the grant (through Sept 2026).

Learn more here.