Community Healthcore is offering a course on Youth Mental Health First Aid.

The course will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 24 in Texarkana College’s Levi Hall, located at 2500 North Robison Road in Texarkana, Texas.  The course will teach participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges among  adolescents ages 12-18.

Participants will build skills and confidence needed to reach out and provide initial support to young people struggling with mental health issues, as well as how to connect them with appropriate support.

After the course, participants will be able to:

• Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

• Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges

• Understand how to interact with a young person in crisis

• Know how to connect a young person with help

• Better understand trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying

To sign up, visit