Mental Health Education and  Advocacy Events.

Learn more about children’s mental health by attending these mental health education and advocacy events around South Central Texas.

Thursday, August 17th – Strong Minds Happy Hearts, Northside ISD: A conversation on children's mental and emotional wellness- One in five children experience a mental, emotional or behavioral problem. They're not just "trying to get attention." It could seriously affect their ability to learn and to be successful. Join One in Five Minds to learn about warning signs, how to find help, how to work with your school, what to do about substance abuse, and more. There is hope. Join us on August 17th from 6-8 pm for this free event by registering here.

Recurring: Youth Mental Health First Aid is a class to help adults recognize mental and behavioral health issues in children and teens, and to find ways to help them. It 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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. CEUs are available for teachers.

This is a full-day course, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with lunch and break snacks provided. These classes are held on a regular basis. If you are interested in future classes please visit our website.