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

Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid My workplace is understanding about mental health challenges. My recent viral Tweet showing my CEO’s amazing response to my request to take time off for my mental health is just one example of how my workplace supports its employees’ mental health. But it took a lot of time for me to get to that place. During the summer of 2014, I wrote this on a […] The post Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work MH1stAid My workplace is understanding about mental health challenges. My recent viral Tweet showing my CEO’s amazing response to my request to take time off for my mental health is just one example of how my workplace supports its employees’ mental health. But it took a lot of time for me to get to that place. During the summer of 2014, I wrote this on a […] The post Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, with more than half prescribed to adults with mental health disorders. Adults living with depression, anxiety and mood disorders receive 51 percent of all opioid prescriptions, despite representing only 16 percent of the nation’s overall population. To combat the growing national opioid epidemic, it is critical that we begin to rethink pain […] The post Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act MH1stAid Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, with more than half prescribed to adults with mental health disorders. Adults living with depression, anxiety and mood disorders receive 51 percent of all opioid prescriptions, despite representing only 16 percent of the nation’s overall population. To combat the growing national opioid epidemic, it is critical that we begin to rethink pain […] The post Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Rodolfo Silva was prepared to handle death – at least he thought he was. During his first year as a pediatric resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, he watched a terminally ill 4-year-old die. It was then he realized dealing with death was harder than he had imagined (“New Rules for Resident Physicians Add Hours, but Aim to Prevent Burnout,” 89.3 KPCC, […] The post Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too MH1stAid Rodolfo Silva was prepared to handle death – at least he thought he was. During his first year as a pediatric resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, he watched a terminally ill 4-year-old die. It was then he realized dealing with death was harder than he had imagined (“New Rules for Resident Physicians Add Hours, but Aim to Prevent Burnout,” 89.3 KPCC, […] The post Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid