Leadership Check-Up Series: Mental Health First Aid: A Primer for Public Health Professionals and Communities

The National Council’s Behavioral Health Training Institute and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) led the Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional, a special webinar offering to support public health professionals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. National behavioral health and resilience experts provided six sessions of conversation, reflection, and nourishment to help you continue the vital work of responding to COVID-19 while better supporting your families, friends, coworkers, and communities.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance use issues. More importantly, however, it’s a tool that public health leaders across the United States have begun to employ to engage in early detection and intervention around the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses. Learn from our experts, Tramaine El-Amin, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, and Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, Director, Trauma-Informed Services, about concrete tools and engagement with local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.