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Georgia Southern hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid certification course

The Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education is hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid, a six-hour certification course for adults who work with youth. The virtual course will be taught by school-based therapist and licensed professional counselor Vanessa Brown on Feb. 15.

Vanessa Brown

“We are pleased to offer this course at such a critical time for our youth,” said Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., Program Manager for the Division of Continuing Education. “We want to empower our community to address a mounting mental health crisis. This course can provide potentially life-saving guidance, and we hope to offer many more similar topics.”

The course, which is recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Health, will focus on helping adults understand and respond to varying signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. Crisis and non-crisis situations will be addressed, and participants will learn more about typical adolescent development.


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