Summit Area YMCA Provides Mental Health First Aid Trainings

The Summit Area YMCA believes in not only the importance of developing healthy habits in individuals throughout the community, but are also dedicated to the wellness of the entire being, including mental health. In collaboration with other local organizations, the Summit Area YMCA has taken a leadership position to offer ongoing, sustained education to the community in hopes of reducing the stigma of mental health, building awareness, and connecting people to appropriate mental health care providers.

The Mental Health First Aid training is an evidence-based, public education program certification course that helps participants recognize, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
The interactive, 8-hour course (over 2 days) gives participants an overview of mental illness and teaches them about the risk factors of common mental illnesses in adults including depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, psychosis, and substance abuse disorder.
This training will be available on the following days:

TIME: 8:30AM-12:30PM
COST: $50

To learn more about trainings and certifications with the Y, visit

Please register in advance by contacting the Member Services Desk at the Summit YMCA, or by calling (908) 273-3330.
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