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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Over 50% of individuals with learning disabilities are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Studies found that students with learning disabilities expressed more loneliness, more victimization, and were less social than their non-learning disabled peers – and this was before the pandemic.

A new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education has labeled the pandemic a “wrecking ball” for education. The report includes a focus on the significant negative impact the pandemic has had not only on academic achievement but also on the mental health of children and adolescents.

At LDA of Michigan, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, training, service and support of research. This year we are proud to be able to offer Youth Mental First Aid Training as part of our Annual Conference.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.


  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
  • How to connect the youth with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.


$25 materials fee plus conference registration (*lunch is not provided)

One-Day Conference Registration

  • $175 for LDA Members
  • $250 for Non-Members
  • $45 for FT Students

Two-Day Conference Registration

  • $250 for LDA Members
  • $325 for Non-Members
  • $45 for FT Students

This training is limited to 30 participants so be sure to register TODAY!

Download Mental Health First Aid Training Flyer_2022LDAMI here.

Interested in being a sponsor for this session? Click here for Sponsorship Information!

Conference Registration also includes access to Wednesday morning’s Keynote Session (and breakfast!).  

Moving from Self-Care to We-Care

Creating school communities where all feel safe and connected is a communal effort and is vital for combatting the wave of stressors and burnout prevalent in education today. Rebekah Schipper, Executive Director of Opportunity Thrive, will share insights and strategies for moving from self-care to we-care so we can all learn to thrive in education today.




Meet Your MHFA Trainer: Rachel Krueger

Rachel Krueger is the mother of three children, one of which has Learning Disabilities. She is a former preschool teacher and has training in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Pediatric Occupational Therapy.

In addition to being a Certified MHFA Instructor, Rachel Krueger, of Hallmark Wellness, is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a Board Certified Special Education Advocate and works with the Learning Disabilities Association of America as their Director of Affiliate Relations. Rachel has worked with children who have bipolar issues, are on the Autism Spectrum, and have Oppositional Defiance Disorders and is passionate about educating parents about learning disabilities and how to have their child diagnosed at an earlier age.







October 26
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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