Be a part of Jacksonville's history! As a result of an assessment of community needs, the Jacksonville area nonprofit hospitals are partnering to offer free mental health first aid training across Northeast Florida. 

Vanguard Solutions Consulting (VSC) and its non-profit division SHEnergy, are a part of the team of certified instructors who have been trained to assist the Jacksonville Non-Profit Hospital Partnership with their goal of providing Adult Mental Health First Aid training to 10,000 members of the Northeast Florida community. Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, UF Health Jacksonville and St. Vincent's Healthcare are all a part of Jacksonville Non-Profit Hospital Partnership.






Just like you learn CPR, learn how to help someone in a mental health or substance use crisis.

People with mental illnesses often suffer alone. Learn when and how to step in and offer support.

who we are reaching


Over 740,000 individuals across the US are Mental Health First Aiders. We are training people in:

  • Business/Corporations
  • ​Health Care Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Schools
  • Faith Communities
  • Law Enforcement/Public Safety
  • Social Services
  • Higher Education
  • Behavioral Health Agencies
  • ​General Community

Be there for a friend, family member or colleague. Learn how to start a conversation.

  • ​1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental illness each year. It is likely that employees and colleagues will interact with someone experiencing a mental health concern at work
  • Employers face an estimated $80 to $100 billion in indirect costs annually due to mental illness and substance use – including lost productivity and absenteeism
  • 10.8 million full time workers have a substance use disorder
  • The training helps employees from all levels to identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses

4 reasons to become a mental health first aider

be 1 in a million.

join the movement.

“With one in four Americans experiencing a mental health or addiction disorder each year, the National Council is committed to making this important training as common as CPR,” said Susan Blue, National Council board chair and president and CEO of Community Services Group.

why should you train your employees?

Mental Illness is Common

mental health first aid can positively impact your agency, company, organization, college, school, church, community and life!



Certified Mental Health First Aid trainers are providing this training all across the country and VSC is seeking to partner with health care agencies, corporations, colleges and organizations to bring Adult Mental Health First Aid Training to your community.


Adult Mental Health First Aid training can positively impact your bottom line.  Adult Mental Health First Aid Training is an effective professional development tool that can be used to improve the performance and self-fulfillment of your employees, teams or community members. 


Adult Mental Health First Aid Training is likely to contribute directly to a company's or organization's fundamental effectiveness and vitality. VSC believes that, an Adult Mental Health First Aid Training program is essential to the overall success of any community of people.





Be Prepared

You Can Help

You Care

1 in 5 people will experience one in a given year.