Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing and mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

There are numerous trainers throughout the CCA counties who provide this important training.


 


DIXIE COUNTY:

For available training in Dixie County or to schedule a training, contact Katrina VanAernam at kvanaernam@gmail.com

Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors: Katrina VanAernam and Angie Land


HERNANDO COUNTY:

For available training in Hernando County or to schedule a training, contact Tresa Watson at tresa@cenaps.com

Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors:

Jennifer Bliska

Sandra Marrero

Gina Gonzalez

Judy Everett

Nina Mattei

 


LAKE COUNTY:

For available training in Lake County or to schedule a training, contact Debi MacIntyre at Debi@safeclimatecoalition.org

Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors:

Dr. Jenenne Valentine-Bottaro
Idalia Barlow
Dr. Candace booth
Pj Bopp
Kevin Pokorney
Effie Hietos


MARION COUNTY:

For available trainings in Marion County or to schedule a training, contact Nancy Castillo at nancy@mcchildrensalliance.org

Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors: Nancy Castillo


NASSAU COUNTY:

For available trainings in Nassau County or to schedule a training, contact Susan Woodford at elwoodford@yahoo.com

Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors:

Laura Trammell
Mary Austin-Harris
Tara Thomason
Tamsen Wheat
Lyn King
Lynn Olson
Harper Whitten
Stephanie Basey
Kerrie Albert
Carrie Anderson Mays

Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor: Carrie Anderson Mays