Isabel talks with Julie Hardle, Manager of Recovery and Resiliency for Optum Salt Lake County. They discuss the origin of Mental Health First Aid, rituals to put in your self-care toolbox, and how common mental illness is.

 

For Your Information:

Read more about the history of Mental Health First Aid: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/about/

Read more about how the PTSD of emergency dispatchers compares to that of combat veterans: https://www.aedrjournal.org/differences-in-ptsd-symptomatology-between-combat-veterans-and-emergency-dispatchers/

Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S.: https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics

Want to get involved in a study? Have a question? Email us at dispatchindepth @ emergencydispatch (dot) org

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