Adolescence is a time of critical change and development, and the time when mental health challenges may first emerge. Those challenges may be the cause for falling grades, problems with close relationships and substance use. Take comfort knowing that your students will be prepared to provide support for their peers as well as better cope with mental health challenges themselves — and get assistance from a trusted adult.

What is tMHFA

The tMHFA course teaches teens in grades 10-12 how to provide support to their friends.

Teens learn How to:
Learn the signs of a developing mental health crisis or challenge.
Get help from a responsible and trusted adult.

Bring tMHFA to you

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to partner with the Department of Mental Health and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health to provide funding for teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA).

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Application

How to reach us

If you would like more information or to speak to one of our staff members. Use our contact information below.

teen@mhfamissouri.org

Our tMHFA Team:
Amy Bartels
Project Manager- MHFA in Schools
Alissa Naumann
School Project Coordinator - MHFA

What is tMHFA

Bring tMHFA to you

How to reach us

The tMHFA course teaches teens in grades 10-12 how to provide support to their friends.
§  Learn the signs of a developing mental
health challenge or a crisis
§  Get help from a trusted and responsible adult
Teens learn how to:
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to partner with the Department of Mental Health and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health to provide funding for teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA).
If you would like more information or to speak to one of our staff members. Use our contact information below.
Our tMHFA Team:
Amy Bartels
Project Manager- MHFA in Schools
Alissa Naumann
School Project Coordinator - MHFA

WAYS TO LEARN AND TEACH

In person learning

Lessons are conducted in person in six 45-minute
sessions or three 90-minute sessions.

Blended learning

Teens complete a self-paced online lesson,
then participate in six live, Instructor-led sessions.

TESTIMONIALS

I know we are saving lives because kids will come report that a friend is struggling and they'll say things from the training like “I know I'm not supposed to handle this alone. I'm supposed to reach out to a trusted adult, so here I am.”
Ms.Chelsea Boyd
Assistant Principal at Seckman Senior High
I appreciate that tMHFA not only teaches students how to respond to mental health challenges, it also gives them the opportunity to practice these skills so they are prepared to act in a crisis.

John DoeSydney Ludwig,MSW LCSW
tMHFA Instructor at North Callaway High School
The trainers are excellent. They go out of their way to form relationships with the students and make them feel at ease while discussing hard topics.


Liz Seely, LPC
School Counselor Académie Lafayette

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES