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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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MAY IS
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH


Join WJCS in ending stigma,
know the facts.

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PROMOTING WELLNESS
IN YOUTH


When it comes to youth and
mental illnessin the United States,
the statistics are staggering.


One half of all mental illness beings by age 14.


Click here for more facts on youth mental health.

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Youth Mental Health
First Aid Training
 
EMPOWERING ADULTS TO HELP YOUTH EXPERIENCING
A MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE OR CRISIS

WJCS is now certified to provide
Youth Mental Health First Aid training to school districts, youth serving agencies, government agencies, coaches, parents, mentors and volunteers
 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a research proven, nationally recognized certification course that teaches the warning signs and risk factors of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents ages, 12 to 18, and a five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs of a mental health concern or in an emotional crisis.
 
WJCS is committed to engaging and leading our community in the conversations and initiatives necessary to reduce stigma around mental health.  We know these important activities will help all residents get the support they need to when experiencing a mental health challenge. 

For further information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, to plan a training for your agency, or to attend an upcoming training, contact Ali Rainone at
arainone@wjcs.com or 914-761-0600 x116.
Social & Emotional
Wellness
Screenings


With funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health, WJCS is providing free, confidential, early recognition and intervention screenings for youngsters age 3 - 18.

Conducted by clinicians in natural settings such as schools, health centers and other community locations, the screenings aim to identify children who have emotional needs that can affect how well they do in school and their ability to get along with friends and family.


Click here for details.



 
 
Featured in Westchester Magazine

WJCS strives to bring joy and companionship to those diagnosed with menal illness who are feeling isolated.

Click here to read about volunteers sharing the power of friendship to help people live happier and more productive lives.

 
For more information about WJCS, please contact
Jan Fisher, Director of Public Affairs, at
jfisher@wjcs.com or 914-761-0600 x343.
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