Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course that teaches individuals how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Individuals who receive the training will be certified as a mental health first aid respondent. They will be trained to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions.
Ms. Tanner is pleased to be working with Alliance Healthcare Services as the State Coordinator for the Tennessee Move Initiative. Her previous role with AHS was that of team lead for the First Episode Psychosis Initiative.
Ms. Tanner has been working with the SPMI population, in a rural community sector in Arkansas, for about 15 years and has been with AHS for about 3 years. Her past experiences include Emergency Services Team Supervisor, Coordinator of Mental Health Court Diversion, working with the forensic population in restoration of competency, and working with probation and parole mandated consumers with alcohol and drug abuse services.
Ms. Tanner is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ms. Tanner is trained in Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety, Peer Support and Recovery, CBT for Schizophrenia, IPS Supported Employment for Supervisors, and is a Mandated Pre-Screening Agent.