Mental Health Awareness: Practical Skills for First Responders

 
Mental Health Awareness: Practical Skills for First Responders
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-77255-255-3
 
Publisher:
Emond Publishing
 
Page Count:
200
 
Status:
Coming Soon
 
Publication Date:
January 2018
 
Subjects:
Fitness and Lifestyle Management; Policing/Law and Security; Psychology
 
 
 
 

This is the core text in Emond’s Mental Health Awareness Series. If you are looking for information on the companion handbook, click here.

Mental Health Awareness: Practical Skills for First Responders offers a Canadian perspective on the challenges that first responders face in identifying and intervening with those in crisis. Using relevant examples and trends, this text helps readers navigate criminal justice and mental health systems in Canada, and prepares them for frontline work.

Mental health is examined through various lenses throughout the text. Both historical and emerging developments are taken into consideration, including how mental health is portrayed in pop-culture. This text also features practical scenarios and commentary that can serve current or aspiring professionals across multiple fields (e.g. policing, EMS, fire services, corrections, residential work, and social work).

With this solid foundation, students and professionals will be prepared to handle a variety of often-stressful situations in a way that keeps everyone involved safe.

  • Also available: A handbook with additional information and guidance for first responders, Mental Health Awareness: Self-Care for First Responders.
  • “Voices from the Field” that feature current, Canadian examples.
  • New approaches to training (i.e. de-escalation training for officers).
  • Information specific to law enforcement.

Part I: Introducing Mental Health In Front Line Work
Case Study 1
Chapter 1: Justice and Injustice: A Brief History of Mental Health and Justice in Canada
Chapter 2: Context is Everything: A Look at the Current State of Mental Health in Canada’s Criminal Justice System
Chapter 3: Deinstitutionalization: Implications for Law Enforcement

Part II: Common Mental Health Issues
Chapter 4: Depression and Anxiety
Case Study 2
Chapter 5: Concurrent Disorders and Addictions
Chapter 6: Personality Disorders, Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia
Chapter 7: Suicide Intervention

Part III: Mental Health Interventions for Those in Crisis
Case Study 3
Chapter 8: Skilled Labour: Helpful Skills Across the Fields for Crisis Intervention
Chapter 9: It Takes a Community: Connecting & Collaborating for Client-Focused Service Delivery
Chapter 10: Working with Victims

Part IV: Emerging Trends
Case Study 4
Chapter 11: Controversial Topics in the Helping Fields
Chapter 12: Resiliency and Organizational Responses

Glossary
Index
Photo Credits

 
 
 
 
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