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Mental Health IQ

Detroit Recovery Project, Inc., Wayne County Sheriff's Department, UAW-Ford, Wellspring International


Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Other: Behavioral Health Workers, general

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


Detroit Recovery Project received a Mental Health Awareness Training grant from SAMHSA to create a program called Mental Health IQ, which addresses the knowledge gap around the signs and symptoms of mental illness through training in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck catchment area. The training focuses on crisis intervention, how to safely de-escalate a crisis situation, and increases mental health awareness. The evidence-based practices included in the Mental Health IQ training include Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). Although this grant does not solely train healthcare professionals, some groups trained include behaviral health personnel and school personnel. Mental Health IQ's goal is to train 500 individuals over the 5-year period.

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