Name: Georgia DBHDD Office of Behavioral Health Prevention (OBHP) Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) Project Population: OBHP’s MHAT project’s populations of focus for which DBHDD’s mental health awareness training is intended to help will include veterans, youth and teenagers, adults, and older adults. Persons to receive MHAT will include individuals who can provide support to veterans, youth, adults, and older adults. Training participants will include behavioral health professionals, nurses, teachers, clergy, community suicide prevention coalition members, caregivers, correction staff, first responders, youth workers, school support staff, and Veterans and family members of Armed Service Members. Strategies/Interventions: Of DBHDD’s 6 regions, 2016 data indicates that Regions, 2, 5, and 1 had the highest suicide death rates; Regions 2, 5, and 6 had the highest suicide hospital discharge rates; Regions 1, 3, and 2 had the greatest number of both suicide deaths and hospital discharges; Regions 5, 1, and 6 had the highest suicide ER visit rates; and Regions 1, 3, and 6 had the greatest number of suicide ER visits. All five of these regions, had at least 2 counties with high suicide rates. These counties (total of 20) will serve as the geographic catchment area for the project. In implementing its project, OBHP will utilize its safety net of providers know as Tier 1 Comprehensive Community Providers (CCP) to implement training activities in their region as well as to serve as referral agencies. The CCPs, who are DBHDD public providers that have the capacity to deliver comprehensive and vital community mental health and substance use disorder services and that have the stature, visibility, accountability, and credibility to be seen as the local and reliable safety net provider for the delivery of supports and services in the counties targeted by this project. The goal of OBHPs MHAT Project is to increase the capacity of Georgia communities to reduce suicide risk that may contribute to suicide attempts and/or death by suicide. Objectives include the following: Objective 1: By September 29, 2021, a total of at least 20 evidence based mental health awareness trainings will be provided annually targeting counties in DBHDD regions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 that were identified in 2015 as being the highest death by suicide counties in Georgia. Objective 2: By September 29, 2021, at least 90% of populations of focus referred to participating Tier 1 Comprehensive Community Provider mental health resources by individuals trained in MHAT will be tracked. Objective 3: By the end of the three year project, OBHP proposes to train at least unduplicated 600 individuals (average 200 per year), including fifty certified training of trainers with grant funds. This will enhance the sustainability of mental health awareness training capacity post grant.