Meet Gail

The founder of Mental Health Directs, a mental health consultancy that creates cultures of health.  As a Mental Health consultant, Gail will assess and train you, your company and your community to become Mental Health 1st AIDEs

Through her methods you will learn to Assess, Identify, Direct and Empower those struggling with mental health and disorders.


Adult/Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer


QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor


Compulsive Gambling Counseling

As recovered bulimic, Gail understands that recovery from mental health issues and disorders are no easy feat and is an activist for those suffering with eating disorders. After receiving treatment for a 24 year battle with bulimia, Gail founded the F.R.E.E.D. /S.T.A.T Foundation in 2002; a non-profit organization established to assist families with financial support for treatment, provide educational resources to others suffering from eating disorders and advocate for a public awareness campaign. The foundation helps fund families and individuals with travel expense to attend Advocacy Days in Washington DC.

Gail participated in her first lobby day in 2002.  She received an award for action from the EDC in 2005 and joined the board of directors in 2006.  She continues to work and maintain relationships with legislative offices in NJ and DC.  Gail and her story have been featured in national magazines, such as Self, Redbook & Glamour, local newspapers, and various national television programs, including the Today Show.  She is an active lobbyist, expert panelist, lecturer and tireless advocate for mental health causes and is a certified health counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.



Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Learn how to become a Mental Health 1st Aide.  Help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, and members of your community cope with mental health and substance use problems.
  • Like traditional First aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid techniques can be used until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves.

QPR Gatekeeper Training

  • The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training.
  • QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer) is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.

Youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (YSBIRT)

  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an integrated and comprehensive, evidence-based, early intervention implemented in primary care settings to identify, reduce, and prevent alcohol and drug use, misuse, and dependence.