Dealing with Mental Health on the Front Lines Workshop

Dealing with Mental Health on the Front Lines Workshop

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$85.00
ALA Member: 
$ 76.50
Item Number:
1541-9368
Dates: 
Day:  March 7, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Day:  March 14, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes each session
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Dealing with Mental Health on the Front Lines Workshop
A two-part workshop, each session runs 90 minutes  on Thursdays, March 7 and 14, 2019, each starting at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Like CPR, providing first aid to someone experiencing a mental health crisis is about knowing how to respond to a person in crisis and connect that person with help. First aiders do not take on the role of professionals—they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, by bringing awareness to the community at large and offering concrete tools and answering key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?”, you can help assist people in crisis when needed and can use additional tools and resources to develop a culture that is supportive to its community.

This workshop will help you see the prevalence of mental illness in your place of work and community at large. With the statistics provided in the workshop, you will learn how detrimental mental illnesses can be to society and the productive workforce culture. 

By understanding the basics of mental illnesses and disorders in the workplace and in the community, you can gain a better understanding of how your library’s policies and procedures come into play, and how you can adapt a more positive and supportive environment for your employees and the public.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to

  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Assess your own views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
  • Understand ways you can help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Help the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, so you can begin to develop and strengthen appropriate and positive library workforce culture that provides a greater confidence in helping not only the communities you serve, but also your own staff.

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

This is an online event hosted through WebEx. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.

Bulk Orders

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Loren Mc Clain

Loren Mc Clain is an Academic Advisor at American Public University System, in Manassas, VA. Until recently, she worked at the Muncie Public Library in Human Resources and Public Relations. In addition, Loren is a Certified Instructor for the National Council for Behavioral Health and Mental Health First Aid USA. The National Council for Behavioral Health and Mental Health First Aid USA strives to promote awareness of mental health and break the stigma associated with mental health issues and continues to demonstrate their awareness and commitment to the “Be the Difference” pledge. Moreover, due to her persistence to bring MHFA to libraries in Indiana, Loren was inducted into the 2018 Indiana State Library Leadership Academy cohort, where she implemented a project that focuses on bringing mental health awareness and coping techniques to libraries across the state and nation.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

At Your Service

Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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