Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Mental Health First Aid

Since 2012, ADAMH has offered the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program to the Franklin County community. We have trained hundreds of community members and are excited to expand the program.

The MHFA program was developed in 2001 and its goal is to help non-clinical individuals develop skills that will help them assist a person who may be developing a mental health issue. MHFA aims to increase mental health literacy, expand knowledge of how to help someone in crisis, connect individuals to needed services and reduce stigma.

The MHFA training is an 8-hour course that should not replace professional treatment and does not encourage lay persons (aids) to diagnose or treat individuals who may need professional care, but instead encourages aids to help persons in need of treatment by referring them to appropriate healthcare professionals.

For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please click here.

We will be posting more information about our 2017 Mental Health First Aid training soon. Please stay tuned.

Meet Our Trainers!

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Kythryn Carr Hurd, M.S.W., L.I.S.W-S.., currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Services of the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. Carr Hurd joined the board in August 2013. Her work draws from 22 years of experience in system care design, implementation and oversight for children and adults. In her current position, Carr Hurd manages clinical oversight for clients within the behavioral healthcare system. Specifically, she sets direction for developing customer service strategy, conducts quality reviews of ADAMH providers and assists in evaluation of services for adults and children with serious mental illness.

Aimee Shadwick is the Director of Public Affairs for the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. She has worked for the organization for 9 years. As the Director of Public Affairs, Shadwick manages ADAMH’s Strategic Communication plan to create awareness and support of ADAMH throughout the community, including overseeing the Community Relations Officer and Digital Communications Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from The University of Florida.

Kevin Dixon Ph.D. is the Vice President of Community and Cultural Engagement for the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. He is responsible for developing community outreach initiatives and projects that support the diverse needs of Franklin County residents in order to reduce the incident of mental health problems and eliminate the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Dixon joined ADAMH in 1987 and held several positions since arriving and currently working with the faith community. He serves on the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center and Access Health Columbus Boards, as well as a variety of committees.

Matilda (Tillie) Woods is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work as well as Master’s Degree in Labor and Human Resources. Woods has over 25 years of business experience, and worked in the fields of business and human resources for renowned Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Woods serves as the Human Resources Director for ADAMH Board of Franklin County. She functions as the head of human resources and manages the employee functions, which include training and development, employee appraisals, compensation, benefits administration and job evaluation.

Tonya Fulwider is the Program Director of Mental Health of Franklin County. She oversees the agency’s myriad of support groups, the Get Connected program and all educational programming. She is the co-founder and director of Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms (POEM). She was a recipient of the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Jane Honikman Founder’s Award and is a co-author of the PSI Guidebook, Developing a Sustainable Perinatal Support Network in Your Community. Tonya is a frequent lecturer on a variety of mental health topics, including Mental Health First Aid USA.

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Rachelle Martin possesses over 30 years of public service experience in the health care field, including coordination of health care systems nationally and internationally. Currently, she is the Executive Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Franklin County and Columbus Black Catholic Ministries. Rachelle has been the co-founding partner of the Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee, which she chaired for over four years, and the Suicide Prevention Foundation.

LeeAnn Mattes is the director of the Pro Bono Counseling Program at Mental Health America of Franklin County and also maintains a private counseling practice in Dublin. She is an independently licensed social worker supervisor, who has worked in the mental health field for 15 years in a variety of settings including community mental health, emergency psychiatric services and inpatient hospitals. LeeAnn is a frequent lecturer on a variety of mental health topics, including Mental Health First Aid USA.

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Andrea Plant serves as the Director of Education and Outreach for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Franklin County. In her role, Andrea manages outreach and engagement initiatives, including Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid education programs, for NAMI Franklin County.  Andrea is certified through the National Council on Behavioral Health as an Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She received her M.A. & B.S. degrees from Michigan State University.

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Our mission is to improve the well-being of our community by reducing the incidence of mental health problems and eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in Franklin County.

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ADAMH Board of Franklin County
447 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 224-1057
Fax: (614) 224-0991

System Directory

Africentric Personal Development Shop
1409 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-253-4448
Alvis, Inc., dba Alvis House
2100 Stella Court
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-252-8402
Fax: 614-252-5326
Amethyst, Inc.
455 East Mound Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-242-1284
Fax: 614-242-1285
Buckeye Ranch
5665 Hoover Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Phone: 614-384-7700
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
174 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-645-7250
Fax: 614-645-3884
CHOICES, Eliminating Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 06157
Columbus, Ohio 43206
Crisis Hotline: 224-4663 (V/TTY)
Phone: 614-224-7200
Columbus Area, Inc.
1515 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-252-0711
Fax: 614-252-9250
Columbus Public Health

240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-645-7417
614-645-7041 (TTY)
Fax: 614-645-7633
Columbus Urban League
788 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: 614-257-6300
Fax: 614-257-6327
Community for New Direction
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Phone: 614-272-1464
Community Housing Network
1680 Watermark Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-487-6700
Fax: 614-487-0405
CompDrug / Youth to Youth ;
547 East Eleventh Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Phone: 614-224-4506
Fax: 614-291-0118
Concord Counseling Services
700 Brooksedge Boulevard
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Phone: 614-882-9338
Fax: 614-882-3401
3770 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Phone: 614-294-7117
Fax: 614-294-7443
Directions for Youth & Families
1515 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-294-2661
Fax: 614-294-3247
Syntero at Dublin Counseling Center
299 Cramer Creek Court
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Phone: 614-889-9335
HandsOn Central Ohio
195 North Grant Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-221-6766
614-341-2271 (TTY)
24-Hour Information/Referral: 614-221-2255
Volunteer Referrals: 614-341-2277
FoodLink: 614-341-2282
Fax: 614-224-6866
House of Hope for Alcoholics
825 Dennison Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-291-4691
Huckleberry House
1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-294-8097
Crisis Hotline: 614-294-5553
1791 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-445-8131
Fax: 614-445-7808
Mental Health America of Franklin County, Inc.
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Phone: 614-221-1441
Fax: 614-221-1491
NAMI Franklin County
4500 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Phone: 501-NAMI (6264)
Fax: 614-501-6267
National Church Residences
2335 North Bank Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43220
Phone: 614-451-2151
614-442-4390 (TDD)
Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Services
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-722-2000
Netcare Access
24-Hour Emergency Services, 614-276-CARE (2273)
199 South Central Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43223
North Central Mental Health Services
1301 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-299-6600 (V/TTY)
North Community Counseling Centers
4897 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Phone: 614-846-2588
Syntero at Northwest Counseling Services
1560 Fishinger Road
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: 614-457-7876
P.E.E.R. Center
P.E.E.R. Center
1221 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-453-4840
Fax: 614-453-4845
Schottenstein Chabad House - Friendship Circle
6220 East Dublin Granville Road
New Albany, Ohio 43054
Phone: 614-939-0765
Fax: 614-939-4617
Southeast, Inc., Recovery and Mental Health Care Services
16 West Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-225-0990
614-744-8115 (V/TTY)
Fax: 614-225-0988
St. Vincent Family Centers
1490 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-252-0731
TBI Network
2050 Kenny Road
Martha Morehouse Pavilion, Suite 3300
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: 614-685-8511
Fax: 614-293-9502
Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (TVBH)
2200 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Phone: 614-752-0333
614-274-7137 (TTY)
Fax: 614-752-0087
Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program
510 East Mound Street, Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-227-9694
Village Network
1751 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: 614-253-8050

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