SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Training for Communities

The SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Training for Communities (MHAT) Project aims to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, and Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) training to individuals throughout the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health Region Five. These are facilitated through direct training or “Train the Trainer” opportunities to assist organizations and communities in training larger groups of individuals. Trainings will instruct how to appropriately and safely identify/respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

Groups of individuals receiving training may include:

  • School personnel
  • Youth leaders in high school and institutions of higher education
  • Law enforcement and emergency first responders
  • Veterans assistance programs
  • Armed services members and their families
  • Faith communities
  • Community coalitions

Region Five (the most populous region in WV) includes the following counties: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne


Scott Lemley
Scott Lemley
Project Director

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