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Advancing the 

Mental Health Movement

We want to be a part of the solution in ending the stigma of mental health.

Mental Health 1st

Vision Statement:
A world free from suicide, starting with middle Georgia.

Mission Statement:
Mental Health First Aid, Inc (AKA Mental Health 1st) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase suicide awareness, promote suicide prevention and reduce stigma surrounding mental health specifically by reaching adolescents and young adults where they are most- in the educational sector.

Meet the Organizer- Nikki Lytle, PA

As someone who has struggled with mental health issues,

 Nikki knows how difficult it is to deal with your emotions and seek professional help. Her personal experience inspired her to help others who are working towards overcoming their own mental health battles, and Mental Health 1st was born. Nikki's ultimate goal is to make it socially acceptable to talk about mental health without the stigma  it can bring.

Personal Life

Nikki is a loving wife and mother, as well as an accomplished physician assistant and public speaker. She is also the author of the book 

“About Suicide; Memoir of Jane Doe”. 

You can purchase her book on Amazon or through our online store.

And READ about Nikki and the nonprofit in Houston Living Magazine, page 144

Our Board

Dr. Andy Payne, Elementary principal, Vice President

Sam Schanz, marketing director, Secretary 

Dr. Shannon Gordon, EdD, LCSW, CFRE, CEO River Edge

Dr. Natalie Gibbs, Audiologist

Ken McCall, business owner

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