The overarching goal of the Youth Mental Health First Aid and Connection to Services project is to increase the mental health awareness, knowledge and skill set of staff and personnel who work with adolescent youth and their families to enhance early recognition, safe and effective response strategies and referral to timely and appropriate services for youth with mental health conditions. The project approach includes workforce development and skills training on an evidence-based mental health awareness program; dissemination of the material to reach parents and caregivers in high impact sectors; and the development of a robust community referral, follow up and connection to services process. Four primary sectors will be included in the project, including: (1) school staff; (2) hospital staff; (3) first responders; and (4) community/family. Goals and objectives include enhancing workforce development through dedicated trainers; expanding regional cross-sector capacity to improve youth mental health awareness and service connection; increasing awareness of youth mental health challenges and safe and effective response strategies among adults who care for and work with adolescent youth through Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings; and increasing youth access to timely community-based mental health treatment through a localized referral to youth mental health treatment guide for individuals who care for and work with adolescent youth and the implementation of a referral follow up process. The project will serve 400 people annually, for a collective total of 1,200 served across the three years of the project.