Celebrating AmeriCorps Week – Part Two

March 10-16, 2019 is AmeriCorps Week. We are proud to partner with AmeriCorps, helping to provide opportunities for members to “Get Things Done.” This is part two of two posts highlighting our great AmeriCorps team members. 

Compeer Buffalo hosts Lindsay Barrett, an AmeriCorps Health360 member serving our Mental Health First Aid program, training members of the community how to identify and support individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

Lindsay chose to join AmeriCorps for the opportunity to serve others while learning more about something truly important to her. As a member of the Mental Health First Aid team at Compeer she is raising awareness about mental health in Western New York by teaching members of the community how to help someone who is going through a mental health challenge or crisis. She is constantly inspired by the many local leaders who are dedicated to serving their communities better by being trained in Mental Health First Aid.

As an instructor in Adult Mental Health First Aid, she educates individuals on the signs and symptoms of various mental health challenges, creates innovative ways to share the impact we are making with our community. In addition to supporting the Mental Health First Aid program, Lindsay also supports the Engagement Activities that are directly serving clients.