Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human service workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Basey,, or 904-583-4306

Starting Point Behavioral Health and NACDAC worked to proclaim August 2016 Youth Mental Health Awareness Month in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County. NACDAC Executive Director, Susan Woodford and Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, LMHS, CAP, SAP, Community Liaison and Trainer, accepted the proclamation from Fernandina Beach Mayor Johnny Miller.