The Central Florida Pathways to Awareness, Support and Services (CPASS) Project is a partnership between the University of Central Florida (UCF), law enforcement/emergency services, and behavioral health (BH) agencies to coordinate, strengthen, and expand efforts to provide Mental Health First Aid (Y/MHFA) training, community-based mental health intervention options, and BH education/outreach to law enforcement officers/first responders in six counties in Central Florida. The population of focus is youth and young adults who experience mental health, suicide, substance abuse, or other crisis-related issues. Project goals (measureable objectives) aim to (1) enhance mental health literacy to law enforcement officers/first responders via delivery of mental health awareness training and de-escalation strategies, Y/MHFA (Objectives: create a training and evaluation plan to implement and evaluate Y/MHFA; develop MOUs with existing instructors; recruit new Y/MHFA instructors; develop MOUs with community partners for training; conduct Y/MHFA trainings, provide TA for new/existing instructors; evaluate Y/MHFA training); (2) Raise public awareness about mental illness and treatment via the promotion and distribution of help-seeking resources and educational materials (Objectives: develop a community outreach and engagement plan; participate in community events/forums; disseminate training manuals, promotional materials, and educational/help-seeking resources); (3) Improve coordination of BH services (including screening, assessment, treatment) via the adoption of referral pathway protocols for law enforcement officers/first responders (Objectives: develop an identification/screening and referral plan; develop MOUs with BH providers to facilitate treatment linkage to services for referring first aiders; promote, train, and disseminate de-escalation strategies and identification/screening and referral plan pathways; assess the number of at-risk youth/young adults referred to BH/supportive services); (4) Strengthen the collaboration of local and state partnerships to promote and coordinate delivery of mental health awareness training, de-escalation strategies, and other BH initiatives aimed to identify at-risk youth and keep them connected to care (Objectives: establish MOUs to implement trainings in diverse areas; promote project at community advisory committee meetings/events). Over the life of the grant, we will certify 10 Y/MHFA instructors who will train 2,000 Y/MHFA first aiders (YR1: 500 first aiders/5 instructors; YR2: 650 first aiders/5 instructors; YR3: 850 first aiders) and disseminate 9,000 help-seeking resources/mental health educational materials at 52 events and 80 trainings (YR1: 2,000 resources/12 events/20 trainings; YR2: 3,150 resources/18 events/26 trainings; YR3: 3,850 resources/22events/34 trainings). The collection of performance measures, evaluation efforts, and continuous QA checks will be conducted by the UCF.