Youth Mental Health First Aid is being offered for MCS parents on June 13!

  • Madison City Schools is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid training to parents and guardians on June 13 who want to understand more about mental health challenges among children and adolescents and how to respond effectively. 


    For this Youth Mental Health First Aid course, learners will complete a 2 hour self-paced online pre-work course, followed by instructor-led training on June 13, from 8:00-12:30 at Journey Middle School.  Both the self-paced and in-person portions must be completed as part of the YMHFA certification process. See attached flyer for more information or visit the Mental Health First Aid website:


    The in-person course is Thursday, June 13, from 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Journey Middle School.

    There is a $35 fee to cover participant materials and certification costs.  The first 25 to register with the link below will receive a follow up email with information on how to make payment for the course. Any questions? Please email


    Only 25 slots are available, so reserve your spot by completing the google form below: 

    Registration Link for MHFA on June 13


MCS Mental Health Matters Virtual Learning Session: Technology and Mental Health. The recorded session is now available below!

MHM Technology and Mental Health

MCS Mental Health Matters Virtual Learning Session: The Mental Health Informed Parent. Recorded session available below:

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What can you do if you are concerned with your child’s mental health?

  • Consult with your child’s doctor or pediatrician. Describe what concerns you and ask for recommendations. They may provide a referral for a Mental Health Professional. 

    Contact key people at your child’s school. Who should you reach out to? The School Counselor is a great resource to start if you aren’t sure. Click here for the Madison City School Counselors Contact List. 

    Teachers can also provide insight such as changes or concerns in your child’s behavior. Ask: Are they noticing similar concerns? 

    Crisis help lines are available:

    If you or your child are in immediate danger, please call 911. 

    Remember: You are not alone!  Reach out for help. 

    Have a safety concern for a student or school? Text to Protect is a confidential way for students to report concerns that may affect our students or schools via text or email. 256-604-2345 or