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WHAT WE’RE DOING
The California State Legislature is considering a bill (SB 428) that would bring Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training into our schools and classrooms. YMHFA is a comprehensive training specifically designed to equip educators, family members, and caregivers with the skills and knowledge to identify, understand, and respond to the signs or risk factors of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. The purpose of the bill is to increase school and community-level capacity to tackle California’s growing youth mental health crisis.
CALL TO ACTION
If you think teachers and school personnel who are on the front-lines of our state’s mental health crisis should be trained to recognize and respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD by:
1: Showing your support for Youth Mental Health First Aid and engage your communities and networks via social media.
2: Email committee members. Letters must also be submitted via the online portal (Link with the example email)
Below are shareable graphics,shareable social media posts, and a sample email to committee members that highlight this proposal and why this is an important issue for California.