Mental Health 1st
A world free from suicide, starting with middle Georgia.
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.
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.
Listen to Nikki's interview on KLove!
And READ about Nikki and the nonprofit in Houston Living Magazine, page 144
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