As part of our commitment to enhancing the mental well-being of all. Alliant has implemented a Mental Health Awareness Training Program, utilizing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum. Alliant is providing MHFA trainings to community members across Georgia. MHFA is an evidence-based program designed to empower trainees with the knowledge necessary to intervene and help someone who is or may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
Under a three-year grant made possible by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Center for Mental Health Services, Alliant will coordinate with four Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), local Community Services Boards, and community stakeholders to ensure quality MHFA training for Georgia residents. The training will be delivered to individuals living in the following 15 counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, Walton, Barrow, Jackson, Oconee, Morgan, Greene, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Elbert, and Madison.
Alliant will conduct 130+ training courses, certifying more than 2,600 individuals, over a 33-month period, to members from the following groups:
- Primary care and specialty providers of medical care who supply prevention and treatment services to the general public
- Veterans, armed services members, and their families, as well as other military personnel
- Families, caregivers, and service providers in contact with armed services personnel or veterans and their families, who may be experiencing PTSD, TBI, and other mental disorders that may impair their daily functioning
- Parents and caregivers of youth with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or youth experiencing a first episode of psychosis
- Emergency services personnel and law enforcement who are in regular contact with the general public and may need to safely de-escalate crisis situations
- Teachers and relevant school personnel who interact with youth in a school setting
- Behavioral healthcare workers
If your organization is interested in partnering for an MHFA training, please contact Alliant’s behavioral health team at MentalHealthFirstAid@
Below are behavioral health resources that may be helpful for patients, families and providers.
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- Behavioral Health Screening Workflow provides suggested approaches physician practices can use to incorporate depression and alcohol screenings into their daily workflow.
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