Project AWARE

Project AWARE: Greater Ferguson Community

What is Project AWARE?

Project AWARE in the Greater Ferguson Community provides caring adults with the knowledge and skills they need to assist youth who are developing mental health symptoms or in mental health crisis. To accomplish this, MIMH and its partner organizations are providing Youth Mental Health First Aid courses to teach adults how to recognize signs and symptoms, engage youth and refer them to appropriate professional help, while raising awareness of youth mental health through social marketing.

Our Goals:

⋅ Increase an overall understanding of youth mental health
⋅ Increase awareness of youth mental health concerns through outreach and engagement  with youth and their families or caregiver
⋅ Increase people’s ability to respond to the youth behavioral or emotional concerns
Link youth to mental, emotional, and behavioral health support services
⋅ Increase the number of partnerships between youth-serving agencies in the community

Who Do We Serve?

We intend to work with adults who interact with teenagers within the Greater Ferguson Community. These areas include:

⋅ 63135 – The City of Ferguson
⋅ 63121 – The City of Normandy and The City of Bell-Ridge
⋅ 63133 – The City of Pagedale
⋅ 63136 – The City of Jennings
⋅ 63137 – Riverview Village
⋅ 63138 – The Community of Spanish Lake.

How Can You Help?

Contact info@mhfamissouri.org and

*groups of 20-30 individuals
**15-minute to 1-hour presentation to teach the fundamentals of Youth Mental Health First Aid