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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Consistent with WVU's land-grant mission, we are committed to addressing the mental health needs of children and school communities in our state. Supported by a five-year SAMHSA grant, we aim to provide free Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to school staff across West Virginia.        

Read on to learn more about our efforts

Request a Training

Interested in having us provide free Youth Mental Health First Aid training to your school staff?

Presently, we are accepting requests from school administrators (e.g., principals, vice principals, superintendents) to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training to their school staff. Trainings occur in-person and last approximately 8 hours.

Questions about Youth Mental Health First Training? Please feel free to peruse our website or contact us. Please click the button below to request a free training in your school district. 

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Our Impact

From September 2021- September 2026

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See what other people have said about us.

I want to say thank you to both of you for the wonderful training my staff and I received last week. I have had an abundance of positive feedback from everyone in attendance. Our students are struggling, but we feel better prepared to identify and assist our students thanks to this training. We are sharing our thoughts with others throughout the county so other schools may be in contact soon!

Elementary School Principal, Kanawha County, WV

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