Matters Of The Mind: How To Help During A Mental Health Crisis

Matters Of The Mind: How To Help During A Mental Health Crisis


WELCOME BACK, MENTAL HEALTH IS ATTRITIONEE THING TO ACCESS AND A PERSON’S WELL-BEING OFTEN SEEMS LIKE A GRAY AREA. NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE WITH A REGRET WISHING THEY HAD DONE SOMETHING FOR A PERSON STRUGGLING. BREE HAS A CLOSER LOOK AT TRAINING DESIGNED TO HELP YOU KNOW WHEN TO STEP IN, HI, BREE. GOOD MORNING KATHRYN AND CHRIS. HOW MANY TIMES DO WE SAY I WISH I HAD KNOWN. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT SOMEONE IS THINKING, MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDE, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS AND EVERY DAY PERSONS ARE TRYING TO PICK UP THE SUBTLE CLUES. WHEN YOU ARE PHYSICALLY HURT A 91 OPERATOR CAN TALK YOU THROUGH FIRST AIDE UNTIL MEDICAL HELP ARRIVES. BUT WHEN FACED WITH SOMEONE HAVING AN EMOTIONAL CRISIS WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR THEY ARE WORRIED WHAT THAT WILL MEAN. SOCIAL WORKER IS TEACHING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDE TO FACULTY. THEIR SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THE STAFF WANTED TO BE PROACTIVE AND HAVE YET ANOTHER TOOL. OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE STUDENTS LEARN, WE KNOW IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES OF ANY TYPE IT CAN INTERFERE WITH THAT PROCESS. IT’S ONE MORE POSITIVE WAY IN WHICH WE CAN REALLY FOCUS ON OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR WELL- BEING. I’M CONCERNED ABOUT YOU. EXERCISES LIKE ROLE PLAYING, GIVING THEM SIGNS TO LOOK FOR AND A REACH OUT TO SOMEONE THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT. THE PROGRAM CAN BE TAYLORED TO ADULTS ORCHIDS AND HAS TAUGHT THOUSANDS. WE WALK THEM THROUGH HOW TO ASSESS, HOW TO APPROACH SOMEBODY THAT THEY THINK IS HAVING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. SO THEY ACTUALLY LEAVE WITH A NICE TOOL KIT HOW TO HANDLE THE SCENARIOS. KATHLEEN SAYS HER JOB IS GETTING BUSIER AS MORE GROUPS RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING. I THINK IT DOES A GREAT JOB OF INFORMING PEOPLE AND DESTIGMATIZING WHAT IS HAVING WITH MENTAL PROBLEMS AND ILLNESS. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID IS NOT TRAINING PSYCHOLOGISTS, IT’S A CHANCE FOR EVERY DAY CITIZENS TO LEARN TECHNIQUES TO GET LOVED ONES HELP. OFFERING A FREE CLASS NEXT

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