Our recent Youth Mental Health Training workshops drew 34 participants, including Teaneck officials, representatives from school boards and nonprofits, as well as Society members. Held in conjunction with the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, our workshops focused on providing training to professionals and caregivers to help address mental health and wellbeing.
The first workshop focused on youth mental health “first aid,” including common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in youth, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Narcan saves lives
The second training focused on how to use the life-saving treatment Naloxone (Narcan), which is administered during a drug overdose and has saved the lives of thousands nationwide. Participants were provided with free Narcan kits and training on how to use them effectively.
Participants expressed a great deal of enthusiasm for additional mental health training, and future workshops will be organized. They will be publicized on our website and in social media.
Leader Curt Collier