RICHMOND, Va. — A nonprofit in Virginia is hoping to help its community with a monthly workshop on how to address youth mental health issues.

The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls’ website says the workshop is meant to teach attendees about the risk factors and warning signs of various mental health issues common among youths, such as depression or eating disorders.

The organization’s director of therapeutic resources, Karen Rice, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the free eight-hour workshop aims to answer the area’s demand for information on issues involving mental health, behavior and substance abuse.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop has been offered every month since last July.

Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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