Taryn Aiken Hiatt: Mental Health First Aid

Taryn Aiken Hiatt is a dedicated advocate with a passion for changing the culture around mental health, suicide, and substance use disorders. She has testified before Congressional members in Washington D.C. to increase awareness and support for better access to mental health services and to promote healthy discussions about suicide. She is widely respected throughout the nation for her hard work and dedication to saving lives. Taryn has been accepted into the master’s in social work program at Utah Valley University and begins this fall. Taryn believes in the power of human connection and resiliency within each of us to overcome life’s challenges.

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Taryn “opens the door” for conversations about mental illness and mental wellness. Her message about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) can help you equip yourself to know what to do when someone discloses a mental health issue. Taryn strongly believes in mental health resources and treatment, which don’t always have to include traditional “couch” therapy or prescription drugs. This powerful conversation about help-seeking behavior can benefit individuals, families, parents, teens, and entire industries. This MASTERS podcast is a must-listen episode!



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (https://afsp.org/get-help)

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text Listen to 741-741.

Taryn Aiken Hiatt – My Story: https://youtu.be/1Qp7LqIdeM8

Suicide Prevention Activist Taryn Hiatt’s Urgent Message: https://youtu.be/If-MMGt7hQ8