BROOKLYN PITBULLS: Healthy Minds of Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 27
Healthy Minds of Brooklyn

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Wednesday, April 27
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID is a nationally recognized eight-hour certification course that:

 Offers a 5-step action plan that equips adults to help youth experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

  1. Teaches the unique risk factor and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents, ages 12-18.
  2. De-stigmatizes mental health concerns or challenges, so youth receive the help they need at the earliest possible time.
Teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, caseworkers, after-school program providers, mentors, health and human services workers, first-responders, fire and police officers, parents, family memebers volunteers, older adolescents and other caring citizens.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Marquesano, or 914-980-6112. 


Handout: Healthy Minds of Brooklyn - Youth Mental Health

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November 15, 2011 Overcoming the challenge of living with symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – a mix seen more often in men Stephen Maguire, a doctoral student in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, began noticing a while back that sometimes on his way home from class the streets would seem unnaturally empty. A feeling of menace would come over him and he would start walking in “a snake-like pattern to make it hard for someone trying to shoot me.” He knew these thoughts were irrational-no one was out to shoot him-but they kept coming. Last spring, he found himself back in the Menninger Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in Houston, Texas, where 16 years earlier, at the age of 16, he had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.

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