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

Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid   WASHINGTON, DC – October 5, 2016 – The National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to announce a significant expansion in the effort to certify thousands more people in a program to help Americans better cope when mental illness strikes family, friends and coworkers. Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest not-for-profit hospital systems in the United States, is giving $700,000 to increase access to […] The post Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders MH1stAid   WASHINGTON, DC – October 5, 2016 – The National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to announce a significant expansion in the effort to certify thousands more people in a program to help Americans better cope when mental illness strikes family, friends and coworkers. Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest not-for-profit hospital systems in the United States, is giving $700,000 to increase access to […] The post Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid On Monday, the House chamber unanimously approved the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s version of H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015.  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders, teachers, and other individuals that work with youth. The National Council issued the following statement on this important action: The National Council for Behavioral Health […] The post House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act MH1stAid On Monday, the House chamber unanimously approved the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s version of H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015.  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders, teachers, and other individuals that work with youth. The National Council issued the following statement on this important action: The National Council for Behavioral Health […] The post House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved its version of the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877).  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders, teachers, and other individuals that work with youth. The National Council has long supported the Mental Health First Aid Act, and commends the Energy and Commerce Committee […] The post Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act MH1stAid On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved its version of the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877).  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders, teachers, and other individuals that work with youth. The National Council has long supported the Mental Health First Aid Act, and commends the Energy and Commerce Committee […] The post Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health amended and approved the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) on Monday afternoon. The amended bill would authorize $15 million in funding to provide mental health awareness training to teachers and school personnel, first responders, law enforcement officers, and veterans. This vote, a landmark achievement for this legislation, is the first of a multi-step bill approval process. […] The post Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee MH1stAid The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health amended and approved the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) on Monday afternoon. The amended bill would authorize $15 million in funding to provide mental health awareness training to teachers and school personnel, first responders, law enforcement officers, and veterans. This vote, a landmark achievement for this legislation, is the first of a multi-step bill approval process. […] The post Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid