The National Council for Behavioral Health announced that 2 million Mental Health First Aiders around the country have been trained in the ALGEE Action Plan!
That’s 2 million people who have the skills to identify and respond to mental health and substance use challenges and crises in their communities. More than 2,600 of those were trained by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare since 2014.
Jason Cash is our 2 millionth Mental Health First Aider. As a firefighter in Long Beach, Calif., Jason faces death and destruction head-on every day.
“I use ALGEE in every conversation that I have, whether it’s with people experiencing homelessness, other first responders or friends and family. It’s part of my life now,” he said.
With the help of family, therapy and Mental Health First Aid, Jason is able to not only take care of his own mental health, but also provide support to other first responders and community members too.
And Jason isn’t alone. Each of you is ready to provide support to those who need it most. We thank you for your commitment to making a difference with Mental Health First Aid and know you will help us spread the word to even more Americans around the country.
Learn more about this exciting news, Jason Cash and the latest with Mental Health First Aid. And thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference!
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and 2 million Americans have been trained. For more information, please visit www.TheNationalCouncil.org.