Behavioral Health Arizona: Mental Health First Aid

March 7, 2013
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

After a brief overview of the state of behavioral health issues in Arizona, proponents of the new Mental Health First Aid program being developed in Arizona presented.

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public.

Emily Jenkins, President/CEO of the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers
Lisa Glow, President, Lisa Glow Consulting
Bob Grossfeld, President of The Media Guys, Inc.