Mental Health First Aid Coordination sub-Action Team

To reduce the stigma of mental illness through implementation of Mental Health First Aid.

To achieve this we will strategically build the capacity of trainers to provide Mental Health First Aid classes in Lake County.

Goals & Objectives:


Objective: Increase the number of Mental Health First Aid class participants from 193 to 400 by December 31, 2018.

Objective: Increase the number of sessions available in communities identified by geography and data-driven need by December 31, 2018.

Objective: Develop sustainability plan for MHFA in Lake County by June 30, 2019.



"Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training for anyone who wants to learn about mental illnesses and addictions, including risk factors and warning signs. This 8-hour training teaches participants a 5-step action plan to help a person in crisis connect with professional, peer, social, and self-help care." - SAMHSA



Jeanne Ang

Advocate Health Care

Andy Duran


Eric Foote

Lake County Planning & Development

Keeley Gallagher

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Megan McKenna, Co-Chair

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

Erica Nathan

Independence Center

Liz Nelson, Co-Chair

Lake County Health Department

Manny Hernandez

Waukegan Public Library

Mary Jouppi


Gene Marceron

Independence Center

Erica Martinez

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

Angie Stefanie

Lake County Health Department, CABS

Joel Williams, Co-Chair

PADS Lake County

Larry Wilson

Wilson Consulting


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