Mental health literacy and awareness has increasingly become a topic of concern for the communities we serve. Through our mental health programs and initiatives, our mission is to enhance individual and community level capacity to identify mental health issues early on, increase awareness about available resources and sources of support and most importantly, reduce stigma around mental illness.
Our Mental Health First Aid Training initiative has trained over 1,200 teachers, parents, students and faith leaders in mental health first aid and we hope to continue meeting the growing demand for this educational program. By training community leaders, educators and activists, we are able to provide a foundation and infrastructure for communities to be able to identify and respond to mental health crises, trauma and substance abuse issues. The ultimate vision of AMHP’s mental health program is to create environments that prevent mental health crises from occurring by integrating our faith’s teachings into our daily practices and interactions with one another and provide opportunities for building mental health resiliency.