Liz Sale presenting at MIMH’s Prevention Day
November/18/2015 | by Dan Musgrave
On Thursday, November 5, the Missouri Institute of Mental Health took an afternoon to acknowledge and celebrate its numerous programs and initiatives in the realm of Prevention. MIMH has long been a leader in its efforts to promote prevention of negative mental health outcomes and the day gave a forum in which their achievements could be appreciated.
As more people at both the federal and local level turn toward prevention as a preferable option, as opposed to purely reactive measures, MIMH is situated to be a guiding force in the creation and maintenance of widespread policies.
Prevention at MIMH takes many forms, including, but not limited to:
Multimedia approaches- Targeted at specific audiences, some of these programs have been implemented at over 19000 schools nationwide.
Community Outreach and Training- Gives prevention training directly to our neighbors and fellow Missourians. MHFA has trained over 24,000 First Aiders, Girls Holla back is in its 8th cohort, and the MSPP has trained over 75,000 individuals in the last decade.
Needs Assessment and Evaluation- MIMH is a leader in program evaluation with particular expertise in the area of prevention. Findings have been used by state and local agencies to determine whether their programs effectiveness, to make funding decisions, and to enhance and improve existing programs and practices.
For more information on our projects centered on prevention and other subjects, check out our Projects directory.