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Youth Mental Health First Aid

First Aid classes to help parents, teachers, and others with recognizing and assisting with mental health or substance abuse issues in adolescents from ages 12-18 will be offered by Community Mental Health on This one-day training is offered free to parents and those who work with youth, funded by a grant from the Department of Community Health.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

This class is for family members, first responders, law enforcement, policy makers, and members of the public.  The information in this course helps us to recognize mental health and substance abuse issues, offer appropriate help, and connect people to resources. Having information about mental illness helps reduce stigma.

To get a current listing of trainings for

Adult Mental Health First Aid &

Youth Mental Health First Aid

please go to or to register visit and search for “MHFA”.

Additional classes can be scheduled on request for groups of 15 to 35. Contact Ashlee Bailey at 517-887-5234 to schedule a training at your location.


Mental Illness Awareness Week Results
Crisis Intervention Teams:

80 Officers Received a 40-Hour Training

The first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in the Lansing area was held in late November 2016. With outstanding support from the Lansing Police Department, Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Authority, and other stakeholders including NAMI Lansing, the first 41 police officers from the Tri-county area received training. A second class was held in April 2017 and a third class of 40 is scheduled for June 2017.



Available from NAMI Lansing:


NAMI Homefront is a new NAMI Signature Program, a 6 session class for family and friends of veterans or service members with mental health conditions that may arise while they are serving our country. The class is designed for the unique needs of military families. Funding from the Capital Area United Way will help us launch this program in Lansing!



Capital Area United Way Honored
Margaret Keeler
As the 2014 Adult Volunteer of the Year!



April 21, 2015 – NAMI Lansing’s members and friends are well aware of Margaret Keeler’s dedication and ceaseless efforts. Now the greater Lansing community will know it, too, thanks to the Capital Area United Way recognition of Margaret’s outstanding efforts on behalf of persons with mental illness and their families.

At the 2015 Awards and Volunteer Recognition Dinner held April 21 at the Kellogg Center, Margaret was honored for her long-time service as president of NAMI Lansing, her work to expand the NAMI signature programs offered in the Lansing including Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Connection, and NAMI Family Support Group, and her many hours of service to the community to further NAMI Lansing’s services.

Thank you, Margaret, for your many efforts on behalf of NAMI Lansing families. Thank you, Capital Area United Way, for recognizing the scope and significance of Margaret’s contributions.