Tuesday, March 7 2017

8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Training Opportunities


Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The course certifies participants in Youth Mental Health First Aid for three years. 

The registration fee is $50 and covers the certification, a training manual, breakfast and lunch. Eight hours of Educator, LMFT, LPC and MSW CEUs are available for an additional $15. 


Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid here.


For questions or help registering, please contact Betsy Blanks, Professional Development Manager, at bblanks@mhahouston.org or call (713) 523-8963 x 231.

10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 10 a.m.
Multi-day Event
Public Awareness and ...

Art sparks the brains of children. In fact, it improves their mental health.  Studies show, kids who participate in art gain skills that help them make decisions, solve problems, think creatively, and work with a team.  It also motivates them to learn and helps improve their academic performance.  Art helps children visually express their perceptions and feelings; and, improves their mood, calms them down and helps give them focus.

We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual #HTXMentalHealth Children’s Art Contest. The contest is open to children 5-14 years old now through April 1, 2017.  The contest theme is, “How I Feel About Myself.”  Children should live in the Greater Houston, Texas Gulf Coast region which encompasses Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, and Austin Counties.  Winners are awarded more than $300 in prizes and honored at a reception and ceremony at a location TBD.

Enter Your Child Now

For Questions:     

Traci Patterson, tpatterson@mhahouston.org, 713-520-3476

Paige Roane, PRoane@finnegancounseling.org