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MHA - Meeting the mental health needs of youth before crisis: Utilizing warmlines

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
1:30 pm3:00 pm

The mental health of youth and young adults has been a significant concern across the country in recent years. Increased needs for mental health services and support have not been met with adequate resources for care and treatment, often leading youth to the point of crisis. Services for youth struggling with their mental health, along with those living with a serious mental illness, are more necessary than ever.
Having someone to talk with, making a connection, and finding resources can help prevent youth struggling with their mental health from reaching a point of crisis. Warmlines increase access to mental health services for young people who are struggling while also providing them with meaningful care and connection. Warmlines can offer a different approach to care and support for many youths experiencing mental health concerns or living with a serious mental illness.
In this free, 90-minute webinar, presenters from Mental Health Minnesota and MHA of Montana will discuss:
• Best practices for focusing on youth mental health crisis prevention
• How warmlines are providing new approaches to care and support in order to address the lack of available mental health resources for youth and young adults
• What warmlines are doing for youth with mental health concerns and how peer support plays an important role

This is a SAMHSA-Sponsored webinar.
Live closed captioning and ASL interpreters will be available for this webinar.