It was a historical moment last week when we held the very first Mental Health First Aid training in Driggs (April, 2014). 20 concerned community members, hospital employees, ISU nursing students and others came together and learned how to effectively help someone experiencing a mental health emergency. There was great group discussions surrounding stigma and the nursing students brought a unique perspective to the training. They also did an exceptional job portraying a panic attack while their teacher used the skills to deescalate the situation. Below is a picture of the role play exercise.
Thanks again to all those who participated and huge thanks to Teton Valley Health Care for co-sponsoring.