Since 2013, 28 states have made Mental Health First Aid a priority by enacting policies that allocate funding for trainings, require certification standards for public sector employees and establish statewide mental health training programs and mandates.
To truly address the scale of the mental health and substance use challenges facing every state, we need to train millions of people in Mental Health First Aid every year nationwide. That is why we are calling on state and local policymakers to establish pathways for their constituents to access Mental Health First Aid trainings by enacting policies that will:
Read the Mental Health First Aid Policy Handbook for more information, and learn more about what you can do to take action in your state to urge policymakers to prioritize making mental health awareness programs like MHFA available everywhere.
Together, we can #BeTheDifference and urge policymakers around the country to make mental wellbeing a priority by increasing funding for programs like Mental Health First Aid.
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