On January 11, 2019 Thank You First Responder (TYFRO) Co-Founder & Board Member Stan Smith joined radio talk show host Anita Mitchell for a taping of the show, Cruisin with Anita aboard the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship “MV Grand Classica.” 

TYFRO in conjunction with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Public Safety is providing the eight-hour course specially designed for First Responders including police officers, firefighters, emt’s, corrections officers and other public safety professionals, helping them better understand mental illnesses and addictions and providing them with effective response options to deescalate incidents without compromising safety.

Listen to the interview about the rollout of Mental Health First Aid for First Responders by the south Florida based non-profit, Thank You First Responder, Inc., which aired Wednesday, January 16th at 6 PM on True Oldies’ Channel 95.9 FM/106.9 FM in the Palm Beaches.


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Anita MitchellAbout Anita Mitchell

Anita Mitchell is the owner and president of The Mitchell Group in West Palm Beach, one of Florida’s best known marketing, event planning, and corporate relations firms. The firm has provided government relations, new business development, and communications services to a wide range of statewide and national clients. Mitchell has also worked such prominent organizations as Florida TaxWatch, Walt Disney World, and the American Film Institute.

As an active leader in the community, Mitchell has served in numerous high-level civic roles. She has been a board member with the Leukemia Society, the American Cancer Society, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, and the Florida Department of Children & Families Health and Human Services Board. She was the first woman elected President of The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches.


Anita Mitchell with President Gerald Ford 1975

Anita Mitchell, pictured here with late husband Edgar Mitchell and President Gerald Ford in 1975. Edgar Dean “Ed” Mitchell was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14 in 1972, he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, making him the sixth person to walk on the Moon.



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