A free two-part mental health first aid training session will be offered April 2 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day in New Milford.

The free eight-hour certification course if for people 18 and older in Litchfield who are in contact with transitional youth ages 16 to 24.

The seminar, which will be held at the Maxx at 94 Railroad St., will address how to identify, understand and respond to the signs of mental illness.

Attendees must attend both sessions to qualify for certification completion.

The event is sponsored by New Milford Youth Agency and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

For more information and RSVP, email lindsey@youthagency.org.