Recognizing and Handling a Mental Health Crisis

as posted by news.wbfo.org

“Since the Parkland, Florida school shooting there has been a high demand for Mental Health First Aid training in our community.  As part of our Mental Health reporting initiative, WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley attended a Mental Health First Aid session at Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna.

First aid training for medical emergencies can be key in saving a life. But we lack training when it comes to handling a mental health crisis.

Compeer delivers a Mental Health First Aid session in a classroom on the Baker Victory Services campus in Lackawanna.
CREDIT WBFO NEWS PHOTO BY EILEEN BUCKLEY

 

“Everybody should go through the training at some point in their life.  I know it is a cliche – it can save lives – but it absolutely could,” said Timothy Boling, CEO, Compeer International

Boling tells WBFO News they’ve had a great deal of interest for their Mental Health first aid eight-hour training program, especially for educators.”

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