EVENTS

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Class

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Class

Join us for an engaging and informative online event, the Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification! Taking place on Sat Oct 28 2023 at 09:00 AM ET, this event is designed to equip parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, coaches, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring adults with the essential skills to support youth (12-18 years) facing mental health challenges. 

The class is led by an expert trainer in the mental health field, certified by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Register now and be prepared to make a difference!

Cost: FREE, sponsored by the Howard County Health Department Includes 3-year certification (like CPR)

Format: Virtual Instructor-led group videoconference*.

Date: Saturday October 28, 2023

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Register now, seats are limited 

https://bit.ly/3Zv5XbH

<strong>More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Parents, Teachers & Youth Workers</strong>

More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Parents, Teachers & Youth Workers

May 7-13, 2023 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!
More Than A Phase LLC, a Children’s Mental Health Matters! Community Champion in partnership with Jesus House Elkridge present

More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Parents, Teachers & Youth Workers
Developed by the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, this training series teaches parents/teachers/youth workers how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation with their child, and get them help.

– National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that mental illness is common: nearly 1 in 5 (19%) U.S. youth
experiences some form of mental illness in a given year.
– ½ of all mental illness begins by age 14 and ¾ by age 24.
– 9 out of every 10 people who attempt suicide have an underlying mental health illness.
– In 2020, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-14, and the 3rd leading cause of death
for ages 15-24 nationwide

Together we can create a culture that’s smart about mental health. We’ll save lives, and vastly improve the lives of many more.

Date: Friday May 12, 2023
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Jesus House Elkridge
             100 Scott Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Cost: Free
 
Register today at https://more_than_sad.eventbrite.com
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Class

Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Class

Virtual Guiding Good Choices Parenting Class

Virtual Guiding Good Choices Parenting Class

Register today for the Free Virtual Guiding Good Choices Parenting Class (series of 5 classes)
Parents/Guardians must register before registration closes to receive zoom link for free online classes!
Guiding Good Choices is an evidence-based, interactive prevention program that provides families with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs and alcohol or engage in other dangerous behaviors.

This series of 5 Zoom classes is for parents/guardians of youth ages 9 – 15 years. *Parent/guardian or child must live in Howard County.
Class Dates: Mondays February 6, 13, 20, 27, & March 6, 2023
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
*Parents/guardians are expected to attend all 5 sessions, youth will attend one session.

Register today at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGC_03, space is limited

Funded by Howard County Health Department
<strong>Virtual Guiding Good Choices Class</strong>

Virtual Guiding Good Choices Class

Register today for Virtual Guiding Good Choices Class (series of 5 classes). Parents/Guardians must register before registration closes to receive zoom link for free online classes!
 
Guiding Good Choices is an evidence-based, interactive prevention program that provides families with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs and alcohol or engage in other dangerous behaviors.
 
This series of 5 Zoom classes is for parents/guardians of youth ages 9 – 15 years. *Parent/guardian or child must live in Howard County.
 
Class Dates: Fridays January 6, 13 & 20, February 3, 10, 2023 (No class on January 27)
*Parents/guardians are expected to attend all 5 sessions, youth will attend one session.
 
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Register at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGC_02

Sponsored by Howard County Health Department
“Stressed Out? Practical Suggestions for Easing your Stress” (for college students)

“Stressed Out? Practical Suggestions for Easing your Stress” (for college students)

“In a national survey, almost three quarters of students reported moderate or severe psychological distress” (National College Health Assessment, American College Health Association, 2021). Chronic, high stress negatively impacts the mind, emotions, body, and behavior, attend the seminar to learn how to effectively manage stress.

Register now, space is limited! https://bit.ly/3XM5ZdZ

Date: Wednesday December 21, 2022
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Format: Virtual
Cost: Free
Registration ends on Friday December 16
Supporting your Child’s Emotional & Mental Well-being

Supporting your Child’s Emotional & Mental Well-being

Do you have a child or adolescent in your life? How aware are you of what they are experiencing emotionally and mentally? Do you know how to support them?

The US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy reported in 2021 that “Even before the pandemic, an alarming number of young people struggled with feelings of helplessness, depression, and thoughts of suicide” and “the COVID-19 pandemic further altered their experiences at home, school, and in the community, and the effect on their mental health has been devastating. The future wellbeing of our country depends on how we support and invest in the next generation.”

Supporting your Child’s Emotional & Mental Well-being is an interactive virtual workshop for parents, guardians, grandparents and caregivers of children and adolescents. The session includes emotional and mental well-being checklists, common mental health conditions and their accompanying signs and symptoms, and ways to nurture and support youth emotionally and mentally. There will also be collaborative breakout sessions to discuss case studies.

Date: Thursday October 13, 2022

Time: 8:00PM ET

Format: Virtual

Register now at https://SYCEMWellbeing.eventbrite.com

Virtual Guiding Good Choices Class

Virtual Guiding Good Choices Class

Register today for Virtual Guiding Good Choices Class (series of 5 classes)
Parents/Guardians must register before registration closes to receive zoom link for free online classes!
 
Guiding Good Choices is an evidence-based, interactive prevention program that provides families with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs and alcohol or engage in other dangerous behaviors.
 
This series of 5 Zoom classes is for parents/guardians of youth ages 9 – 15 years. *Parent/guardian or child must live in Howard County.
 
Class Dates: Fridays October 21 & 28, November 4, 11 & 18
*Parents/guardians are expected to attend all 5 sessions, youth will attend one session.
 
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGC_Reg2



For more information: Email [email protected]
 
Sponsored by Howard County Health Department

Register today for Supporting your Teen’s Emotional & Mental Well-being Workshop

Register today for Supporting your Teen’s Emotional & Mental Well-being Workshop