The coronavirus pandemic has challenged everyone’s coping skills. Our children, youth, adult family members, friends, and even you may be experiencing a physical mental health condition from the negative impact of isolation, social distancing, sickness, grief, job loss, financial challenges, broken relationships, etc.  We need each other to help one another appropriately.  Just like other physical medical conditions, the earlier proper help is received, the better.      

The sessions can be offered for Virtual, Blended, or In-Person:

Session Topics:

  1. Elementary Ages: “Understanding Your Anxiety”
  2. Middle School – High School – Adult:   “Happy Life”
  3. Middle School – High School – Adult: “Healthy Mind”
  4. Adults – “Youth Mental Health First Aid”
  5. Adults – “Adult Mental Health First Aid”
  6. All Ages – “Mental Health Fair “
  7. Adults – “Knowing How to Respond”
  8. Adults & Youth – “Presentations” tailored to meet host’s and audiences’ needs and interests

More Details: 

  1. This is a maximum 90-minute class that can be adapted to shorter time frames.  It is taught by the two American Mental Wellness Association Board Members who created the “Understanding Your Anxiety” student booklet and the curricula that go with the booklet.
  2. This is a PowerPoint presentation that includes two short videos. Students learn about the brain, how it functions, the value of brain health, and the 4 components involved in living a healthy, happy life.
  3. This is a PowerPoint presentation.  Students learn about mental health issues, identifying signs and symptoms in themselves and in their friends, from the first stage of the medical condition through the fourth stage. Additionally, students learn how to access help early.
  4. Youth MHFA teaches adults how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges which includes substance misuse in youth ages 11 to 18. This training gives adults the skills to reach out and provide initial support to young people who may be developing a mental health challenge and help connect them to appropriate care.  The course provides a mnemonic device to assist you in providing mental health first aid.  Fifty percent of mental health issues begin between the ages of 11 and 18, with seventy-five percent between the ages of 11 and 25 years of age. 
  5. Adult MHFA teaches adults how to identify, understand, and respond to signs or a mental health challenge (includes substance misuse) in other adults. This class provides adults with the skills to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health challenge and help connect them to appropriate care. The course provides a mnemonic device to assist you in providing mental health first aid. Statistics show one in five people per year experience a mental health challenge.
  6. The Mental Health Fair can be presented to school students, faculty, and staff; or it can be provided as an employee or community event. “Thanks for caring so much about us!” are words often said by the students to the vendors. The fair has been very well received by students, employees and communities.
  7. This is a PowerPoint presentation that includes two short videos. It was created to assist government organizations in educating staff who come in contact with the public on how to respond optimally to a person who may be exhibiting signs of a mental health challenge which includes substance misuse.  It can be used for other groups as well.
  8. The Executive Director and Board of Directors of the AMWA are available to make presentations to groups on various topics

For more information on any of these programs please contact: 

info@americanmentalwellness.org   717-957-3432 (office)    717-343-4945 (cell)