First Lady Michelle Obama Discusses the Importance of Mental Health First Aid

First Lady Michelle Obama recently attended a Mental Health First Aid training and discussed ways we can contribute to societal changes for mental health literacy. By reaching out, showing each other compassion and learning warning signs of mental health crisis, we can provide hope and offer help to those in need. By doing so, the First Lady stated that we can, “change the story of Mental Health in America [and] together, change direction.”

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For local MHFA trainings in San Mateo County, please contact: Lauren Getuiza, Office of Diversity and Equity, 650-372-8548 or