Youth Mental Health First Aid Adds Foster Care Focus

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. –Neil Postman “The most vulnerable of the vulnerable” is what many have called children in foster care. Often these children come from homes marked by mental illness, substance use and violence, all of which exact a toll. Children in foster care are twice as likely as their non-foster care peers to […] The post Youth Mental Health First Aid Adds Foster Care Focus appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Youth Mental Health First Aid Adds Foster Care Focus Youth Mental Health First Aid Adds Foster Care Focus MH1stAid Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. –Neil Postman “The most vulnerable of the vulnerable” is what many have called children in foster care. Often these children come from homes marked by mental illness, substance use and violence, all of which exact a toll. Children in foster care are twice as likely as their non-foster care peers to […] The post Youth Mental Health First Aid Adds Foster Care Focus appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

The Quiet Power of Empathic Listening

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Many of us forget that we all possess one of the most effective tools to aid someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Listening. We hear a lot about active listening – listening and responding to another person to improve mutual understanding. For people in roles like a nurse or doctor, engaging and responding while listening is an ideal strategy. Checking information during a conversation helps […] The post The Quiet Power of Empathic Listening appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. The Quiet Power of Empathic Listening The Quiet Power of Empathic Listening MH1stAid Many of us forget that we all possess one of the most effective tools to aid someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Listening. We hear a lot about active listening – listening and responding to another person to improve mutual understanding. For people in roles like a nurse or doctor, engaging and responding while listening is an ideal strategy. Checking information during a conversation helps […] The post The Quiet Power of Empathic Listening appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

The Power to Make a Difference

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD This article originally appeared in Linda’s Corner Office blog. Read the original post here. The National Council has been honored with a prestigious Power of A Summit Award from ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, for our Be 1 in a Million campaign. We are one of only six associations receiving this year’s top accolade, and we are very […] The post The Power to Make a Difference appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. The Power to Make a Difference The Power to Make a Difference MH1stAid MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD This article originally appeared in Linda’s Corner Office blog. Read the original post here. The National Council has been honored with a prestigious Power of A Summit Award from ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, for our Be 1 in a Million campaign. We are one of only six associations receiving this year’s top accolade, and we are very […] The post The Power to Make a Difference appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

A Tendril of Hope for Mental Health and Incarceration

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid “A Dickensian nightmare” is how the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania described the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ treatment of mentally ill inmates back in 2013. The advocacy nonprofit’s complaint stated that mentally ill inmate’s symptoms were exacerbated, then they were punished with still more jail time – often in solitary confinement. Following such scathing criticism, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections responded with new policies reflecting […] The post A Tendril of Hope for Mental Health and Incarceration appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. A Tendril of Hope for Mental Health and Incarceration A Tendril of Hope for Mental Health and Incarceration MH1stAid “A Dickensian nightmare” is how the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania described the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ treatment of mentally ill inmates back in 2013. The advocacy nonprofit’s complaint stated that mentally ill inmate’s symptoms were exacerbated, then they were punished with still more jail time – often in solitary confinement. Following such scathing criticism, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections responded with new policies reflecting […] The post A Tendril of Hope for Mental Health and Incarceration appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

It’s Our Turn to Respond to the Mental Health Needs of First Responders

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid When you put on a first responder uniform, you’re expected to be ”brave, strong and courageous – giving help and not asking for help,” said Jeff Dill, a retired firefighter. Corrections officers, police and firefighters are trained to recognize and deal with people with mental health and addiction disorders, but are ill prepared to respond to the pressures they face daily  (“’Giving Help and Not […] The post It’s Our Turn to Respond to the Mental Health Needs of First Responders appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. It’s Our Turn to Respond to the Mental Health Needs of First Responders It’s Our Turn to Respond to the Mental Health Needs of First Responders MH1stAid When you put on a first responder uniform, you’re expected to be ”brave, strong and courageous – giving help and not asking for help,” said Jeff Dill, a retired firefighter. Corrections officers, police and firefighters are trained to recognize and deal with people with mental health and addiction disorders, but are ill prepared to respond to the pressures they face daily  (“’Giving Help and Not […] The post It’s Our Turn to Respond to the Mental Health Needs of First Responders appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery In – and With – the Community

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid “It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up.” That’s the mantra of David Yarborough, a full-time peer specialist working at Metrocare, a nonprofit serving people with mental illness in North Texas. Yarborough sees a host of people every day – people who sometimes say their visits with him are better than seeing a psychiatrist. (“In Texas, People With Mental Illness Are Finding […] The post Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery In – and With – the Community appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery In – and With – the Community Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery In – and With – the Community MH1stAid “It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up.” That’s the mantra of David Yarborough, a full-time peer specialist working at Metrocare, a nonprofit serving people with mental illness in North Texas. Yarborough sees a host of people every day – people who sometimes say their visits with him are better than seeing a psychiatrist. (“In Texas, People With Mental Illness Are Finding […] The post Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery In – and With – the Community appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid