Youth Mental Health First Aid is awesome. I am so glad our district believes that Mental Health Matters, and is so important in our students lives and others.

“Your district is blessed to have those teachers trained to help youth, and others in their own lives. Excited for y’all!!!!”

Stacy Willis – Canyon ISD

“So many people are out there wishing for something better, hoping that help will show up. That’s what Mental Health First Aid is – it is help to get people connected to care and ultimately to get them to a better place.”
–Tousha Paxton-Barnes, U.S. Army Veteran

“The training was well-received by our staff….Focusing on mental health has helped to develop a shared sense of caring in our school district and in the community. Additionally, it has answered many of the questions our staff members faced after experiencing the heartache of student suicides. Finally, parents and community members know that we are doing everything we can to protect the overall health our most valuable assets — our students.”
–Robert Underwood, Superintendent of Indian Lake Local Schools

“The course taught me how to get students the help they need, especially in an emergency.”
–Tori Wardrip, Art Teacher, Lewis and Clark Middle School

“Our small community, Camanche, Iowa, has been greatly affected by suicide. We have suffered 22 losses during the last 15 years. The knowledge we all took away from [Mental Health First Aid] was priceless. From the moment this class began we were able to relate to the information that was provided to us due to the great communication skills and knowledge of the two Instructors. While mental health is a topic that many wish to not discuss, we feel that the Mental Health First Aid class was essential in bringing the knowledge and awareness our community is striving for. This program is a top-notch service to area communities like ours and we are so grateful for the opportunity to have this program in our area.”
–Nikki Carber, Speak Out Against Suicide

“Since completing training, I’ve noticed that there is more conversation about mental health among members of our team, and that is helping reduce the stigma associated with behavioral health issues. People at the Clifton Fire Department are using what they learned in the course in their personal lives as well as their professional lives.”
–Deputy Fire Chief Michael Allora, Clifton Fire Department