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FMHCA is a chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and is the only organization working exclusively for LMHCs in Florida.

 



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COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Training to Manage Risks and Build Rapid Recovery

11 May 2020 1:35 PM | Diana Huambachano (Administrator)

“We haven’t seen anything like this before”is how the media describes the coronavirus pandemic officially known as COVID-19, yet if you haven’t seen a crisis like this before, how can you treat it?

The negative impact of this new disease spans every area of society, economy, education, employment. healthcare and particularly mental health.

Political leaders are taking aggressive action to stimulate the economy, employers are creating resources for unemployed workers, school districts are shifting over to distance learning, yet what steps are being taken to stabilize stress and anxiety for the general public?

This new epidemic multiplies stress on top of the one in four people already struggling with some sort of mental health challenge. Tragically, the World Health Organization reports nearly two-thirds of people don’t get any help and almost a million people globally commit suicide each year.

What could that number become after COVID lockdowns are removed as millions of Americans face unemployment and an uncertain future?

The first surge of COVID-19 panic was physical and medical in nature to save life.

The next surge of will be about psychological recovery for an equally important reason – to save lives.

Coronavirus fear is real and the emotional pressure increases dramatically each day our community stays in ‘lockdown’. Everyone reacts differently to a crisis, based on age, previous experience with loss, current supports, resources and resiliency ability. Some will face the pressure directly and flow with the ‘new normal’ of continual change. Others will feel overwhelmed like they are drowning in a tsunami of dread. This high-risk group is facing symptoms such as - High risk groups such as the elderly, the isolated, children, the detached, the recently divorced or unemployed along with exhausted medical staff and first responders are of special concern.  How to help?

This webinar will give you a rapid analysis of psychological risk and rapid recovery for populations negatively affected by coronavirus stress. There will be training on the timeline of a major crisis, and how to identify where you are at personally, as well as the clients you serve to gain resiliency and greater strength over this unusual stress.

Disclaimer: Continuing education credit/certificates are available only to those who attended the live webinar on 5/1/20. This recording was posted for educational purposes only.

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