Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), an internationally recognized program, trains participants in mental health literacy, understanding risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Eight-hour courses are given by our MHFA certified instructors. Topics covered include:

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Abuse

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Area Health Education Centers

Health Sciences Campus

G. Lombard Kelly Building

AA-1057

1120 15th Street

706-721-8331

706-721-8508

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Meet Our Trainers

Our certified trainers cover all regions of GA

Meet our Trainers

The Georgia Statewide AHEC Network is proud to support a group of certified trainers who can instruct your group in Adult Mental Health First Aid. Our trainers have each attended a 3-day certification course offered by MHFA USA. Our trainers cover all regions of Georgia and offer a convenient, accessible resource to your group or organization. Visit Mental Health First Aid USA for more info.

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Denise D. Kornegay

  • Executive Director, Statewide AHEC Network

706-721-8557

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Erin Mundy

  • Director of Community Based Training Programs, Statewide AHEC Network

678-232-3759

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Argenail Darrington

  • Project Coordinator
  • Georgia Cancer Center
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Beunka Stephens

  • Academic Advisor
  • Augusta University

706-729-2040

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Erin Fitzpatrick Lepp

  • Associate Professor and Coordinator, Community Engagement and Service Learning
  • Mercer University College of Health Professions

770-608-4590

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Stephanie Basey

  • Director of Communications and Marketing
  • Mercer University School of Medicine
  • (West Central Georgia)

912-674-0573

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Natalie Kelly

  • Healthcare Science Instructor
  • Hardaway High School
  • (West Central Georgia)
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Yvette Payton

  • Manager of Retention and Technology
  • Three Rivers AHEC
  • (West Central Georgia)
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Steven Miracle

  • CEO, Georgia Mountains Health Services, Inc
  • (Northeast Georgia)
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Andrew Darley

  • Experience Programs Faculty
  • UGA College of Pharmacy
  • (Northeast Georgia)

706-583-0223

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Mandy Hunter

  • Preceptor Coordinator
  • Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center
  • (Northeast Georgia)
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Sharon Jones

  • Assistant Professor
  • Clayton State University
  • (Atlanta metro)
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Kimberly Williams

  • Executive Director
  • Georgia State Medical Association
  • (Metro Atlanta)
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Tamara N. Thompson-Jackson

  • Assistant Professor
  • Clayton State University
  • (Metro Atlanta)
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Jiehyun Lee

  • Assistant Professor
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia
  • (Northeast Georgia)

860-882-4035

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Kathryn Martin

  • Associate Dean, Regional Campuses
  • Augusta University
  • (Northeast Georgia)

912-655-3954

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Paula Owens

  • Academic Success Center Progam Coordinator
  • Augusta University
  • (Northeast Georgia)

706-667-4211

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Sonya Holmes

  • Academic Advisor
  • Augusta University
  • (Northeast Georgia)

706-731-7979

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Dayna Seymore

  • Student Education and Research Program Manager, MCG Family Medicine
  • Augusta University
  • (Northeast Georgia)

706-721-4075

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Leslie Preveaux

  • Student Support Coordinator
  • (Northeast Georgia)
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Jane Nester

  • Executive Director
  • Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
  • (Southeast Georgia)
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Sandee Jump

  • Assistant Nurse Executive
  • Georgia Department of Public Health Southeast Health District 9-2
  • (Southeast Georgia)

912-389-0187

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TimMarie Williams

  • Assistant Professor
  • Georgia Southern University
  • (Southeast Georgia)
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Tilicia Mayo-Gamble

  • Assistant Professor
  • Georgia Southern University
  • (Southeast Georgia)
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Joel Vandenbergh

  • Eastern Counties Coordinator
  • ASPIRE Behavioral Health Services
  • (Southwest Georgia)
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Paula Bryant

  • Associate Professor
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • (Southwest Georgia)

478-290-8482

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Kay Brooks Hatfield

  • Executive Director
  • Aspire Behavioral Health & Development Disability Services
  • (Southwest Georgia)
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Krystal Heath

  • Operations Manager
  • Northwest Medical & Dental Center, AAPHC Renaissance Center

229-405-6196 ext. 4509

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Paula Stover

  • Associate Professor
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • (Northwest Georgia)

706-346-6053

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Emily Elrod

  • Corporate Consultant
  • Workzbe
  • (Northwest Georgia)

706-581-2943

This program was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of award no. U77HP03628. This program is also supported by the Georgia Department of Community Health award number 19001G. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.

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