Isabel talks with Rhonda Kelly, ResponderStrong Program Manager at the National Mental Health Innovation Center. They discuss Rhonda’s circuitous route to her current career, barriers to emergency responders getting mental health help they need, and where mental health treatment is heading.

 

For Your Information:

The theater shooting Rhonda mentions around 5:45 is the one that took place in Aurora, CO, in 2012.

National Mental Health Innovation Center website: http://mentalhealthinnovation.org/

“Taking Care of Our Own: Mental Health Among Colorado Emergency Responders” https://responderstrong.org/responderstrong-survey-report/

ResponderStrong website: https://responderstrong.org/

ResponderStrong Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ResponderStrong/

Status: Code 4, Inc. website, which has documentaries showing how responders bring trauma home: https://www.sc4i.org/lifelines

Matt Vogl’s TEDx talk about Virtual Reality and mental health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynMv1sNggyc

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call one of the following hotlines:

Australia: 13 11 14

Canada (outside Montreal): 1-866-277-3553

Canada (Montreal): 514-723-4000

United Kingdom: 116 123

United States: 1-800-273-8255

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