Mental Health First Aid program provide education about wellness, recovery, and resiliency with the belief that individuals experiencing mental health challenges can get better and use their strengths to stay well. The Mental Health First Aid program serves adults and youth (both available in English and Spanish), public safety workers, Fire/EMS workers, workplaces, veterans, older adults, rural communities, and higher education.
The program also includes a specific Teen Mental Health First Aid component designed for high school students (beginning in 10th grade). Providing mental health first aid training to individuals within the same community (e.g., schools, families, and adults who work with youth) increases awareness of information, tools, and strategies to prevent and improve mental health issues, reduce stigma, and create opportunities for communication around these issues.
The Prevention Team collaborates with other agencies such as Probation, the Office of Education, Big Valley Rancheria, Sutter Health, the Moose Lodge members, Senior Centers, other local agencies, and the general community to bring Mental Health First Aid to schools, workplaces, and the community at large.