Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,560 by Parkview Hospital – Wabash. The funds from this grant will be used to offer Mental Health First Aid courses in Wabash County.

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training intended for individuals with no prior mental health training or experience. The course teaches participants how to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Mental Health First Aid courses in Wabash County are presented to teachers, guidance counselors, and administrative personnel.

“Parkview Hospital – Wabash has generously renewed funding to continue Mental Health First Aid courses in Wabash County,” Lisa Smith, Executive Director of MHANI, commented. “This course is incredibly important to school personnel who need to know how to respond to students’ mental health or substance use crises.”

Parkview’s Community Health Improvement Program helps Parkview Health accomplish its mission of improving the health of the communities they serve. The program was established in 1998.