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Erie County Department of Health offers three free trainings for Youth Mental Health First Aid for Adults this summer

True Bethel Baptist Church, Martha Mitchell Community Center and Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium are sites for these day-long sessions

Mental Health is Health.

The Erie County Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity has three free sessions scheduled for its Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults.

This skills-based training teaches people 18 years and older how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in youth ages 12-18, how to offer and provide help, and how to guide them toward appropriate care. Mental Health First Aiders leave the course with knowledge and skills that take the fear and hesitation about mental health conversations.  

More than 300 people have received Mental Health First Aid training in the first five months of the program in 2023. Each training session expands the strength and resilience of community members in responding to stresses and mental health needs within their personal and professional circles.

Office of Health Equity staff lead trainings for businesses, including internally with Erie County staff, schools, organizations and the wider community. Learn more at   

Each class runs from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for these courses; email or call (716) 858-2385 or visit


Saturday, June 3: True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry, Buffalo, NY 14211

Saturday, July 8: Martha Mitchell Community Center, 175 Oakmont, Buffalo, NY 14215

Saturday, August 5: Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, 1100 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208


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Flyer for Youth Mental Health First Aid for Adults