First Lady Michelle Obama Supports Mental Health First Aid

The time is now to create a new story in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness. The “Change Direction” initiative was inspired by the White House National Conference on Mental Health in 2013, which came on the heels of the Newton tragedy.

The purpose of the campaign is to:

  • B_XpIAUUgAAsEnffree us to see our mental health as having equal value to our physical health
  • encourage us to recognize the signs of emotional suffering in ourselves and others
  • spur us to care for our mental well-being and the mental well-being of others

To learn more about this national campaign, the purpose, pledges, history, and current story, visit Or to see America’s first lady’s heartfelt address, watch here. Click here to sign up for a local Mental Health First Aid training.