One Million People Trained in Mental Health First Aid Nationwide

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid In a nation facing a crisis in care for people with mental illnesses and addictions, widespread training in Mental Health First Aid for every American increases the chance that people will get the initial support they need and crisis can be averted. – National Council for Behavioral Health April 3, 2017, Seattle, Washington – One million people have been trained in Mental Health First Aid […] The post One Million People Trained in Mental Health First Aid Nationwide appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. One Million People Trained in Mental Health First Aid Nationwide One Million People Trained in Mental Health First Aid Nationwide MH1stAid In a nation facing a crisis in care for people with mental illnesses and addictions, widespread training in Mental Health First Aid for every American increases the chance that people will get the initial support they need and crisis can be averted. – National Council for Behavioral Health April 3, 2017, Seattle, Washington – One million people have been trained in Mental Health First Aid […] The post One Million People Trained in Mental Health First Aid Nationwide appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health First Aid Heads to Capitol Hill

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid On Friday, March 24, the National Council for Behavioral Health hosted briefings on Capitol Hill to address the importance of Mental Health First Aid trainings for law enforcement officers who regularly respond to calls involving persons in mental health or addiction crises. The panel included three law enforcement officers from across the U.S. who discussed the impact that Mental Health First Aid has had on […] The post Mental Health First Aid Heads to Capitol Hill appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Mental Health First Aid Heads to Capitol Hill Mental Health First Aid Heads to Capitol Hill MH1stAid On Friday, March 24, the National Council for Behavioral Health hosted briefings on Capitol Hill to address the importance of Mental Health First Aid trainings for law enforcement officers who regularly respond to calls involving persons in mental health or addiction crises. The panel included three law enforcement officers from across the U.S. who discussed the impact that Mental Health First Aid has had on […] The post Mental Health First Aid Heads to Capitol Hill appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Congressional Briefing Addresses Mental Health Disparities for Black Women

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid The Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill last Thursday, highlighting mental health issues affecting women of color. The briefing, titled “What Makes Black Girls Blue?” addressed the complex intersections of mental health, race, and gender and featured the perspectives of community treatment providers, public officials, and researchers. The panelists offered potential solutions for overcoming barriers to mental health […] The post Congressional Briefing Addresses Mental Health Disparities for Black Women appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Congressional Briefing Addresses Mental Health Disparities for Black Women Congressional Briefing Addresses Mental Health Disparities for Black Women MH1stAid The Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill last Thursday, highlighting mental health issues affecting women of color. The briefing, titled “What Makes Black Girls Blue?” addressed the complex intersections of mental health, race, and gender and featured the perspectives of community treatment providers, public officials, and researchers. The panelists offered potential solutions for overcoming barriers to mental health […] The post Congressional Briefing Addresses Mental Health Disparities for Black Women appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

NY DOC receives grant to help mentally ill inmates

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid In addition to providing services to inmates, support teams will also offer support to correctional staff by providing skill refreshers and reinforcement of Mental Health First Aid training and techniques, bringing care packages to staff, and offering guidance. The post NY DOC receives grant to help mentally ill inmates appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. NY DOC receives grant to help mentally ill inmates NY DOC receives grant to help mentally ill inmates MH1stAid In addition to providing services to inmates, support teams will also offer support to correctional staff by providing skill refreshers and reinforcement of Mental Health First Aid training and techniques, bringing care packages to staff, and offering guidance. The post NY DOC receives grant to help mentally ill inmates appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

The Failing First Line of Defense

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises. I love teaching writing; it’s where revelations happen, where children plumb the dark corners, nudge the sleeping dogs, and work out solutions to their most convoluted dilemmas. As much as I adore reading student work, I still get a little nervous […] The post The Failing First Line of Defense appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. The Failing First Line of Defense The Failing First Line of Defense MH1stAid Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises. I love teaching writing; it’s where revelations happen, where children plumb the dark corners, nudge the sleeping dogs, and work out solutions to their most convoluted dilemmas. As much as I adore reading student work, I still get a little nervous […] The post The Failing First Line of Defense appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Police Chiefs and Community Mental Health Providers Are of “One Mind” about Mental Illness

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid National Council for Behavioral Health Applauds IACP Campaign to Improve Police Response to People Affected by Mental Illnesses San Diego and Washington, DC – October 17, 2016 – The National Council for Behavioral Health praises The International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) sweeping proposal to systemically improve the way law enforcement officers respond to people with mental illnesses. Today, National Council president and CEO […] The post Police Chiefs and Community Mental Health Providers Are of “One Mind” about Mental Illness appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Police Chiefs and Community Mental Health Providers Are of “One Mind” about Mental Illness Police Chiefs and Community Mental Health Providers Are of “One Mind” about Mental Illness MH1stAid National Council for Behavioral Health Applauds IACP Campaign to Improve Police Response to People Affected by Mental Illnesses San Diego and Washington, DC – October 17, 2016 – The National Council for Behavioral Health praises The International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) sweeping proposal to systemically improve the way law enforcement officers respond to people with mental illnesses. Today, National Council president and CEO […] The post Police Chiefs and Community Mental Health Providers Are of “One Mind” about Mental Illness appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid