View Larger Image World Mental Health Day: Psychological First Aid Dignity in Mental Health: Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All [slideshare id=66972005&doc=pfapager-161010180016&type=d] Related Kitt O'Malley2016-10-10T11:22:31+00:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: catastrophe, crisis, crisis intervention, loss, psychological first aid, psychosocial support, sudden loss, trauma, WHO, World Federation for Mental Health, World Health Organization, World Mental Health Day|15 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Kitt O'Malley Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate Related Posts Balancing Act Self-Published to Amazon Kindle for Now Gallery Balancing Act Self-Published to Amazon Kindle for Now Back to the Drawing Board – Self-Publishing Balancing Act Gallery Back to the Drawing Board – Self-Publishing Balancing Act Holiday Shopping? Gallery Holiday Shopping? 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The day that’s changed my life Kitt O'Malley October 17, 2016 at 4:17 pm - Reply Hope that you are on the mend, that you get the care you need. saywhatumean2say October 17, 2016 at 1:25 am - Reply Reblogged this on saywhatumean2say and commented: My mental health professionals and myself are just not feeling the love recently…..nope i not feeling the love. ~~dru~~ Kitt O'Malley October 17, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply Wish you the best in either improving your relationships with your mental health professionals or finding new ones. saywhatumean2say October 17, 2016 at 1:21 am - Reply Does this mean my psychologist who only prescribes my medication should not have told me to be quite and listen to because she had questions about my new medications instead of listening to me when I wanted to tell her about the 51/50 of the prior weeks and how I felt the new medication was hurting not helping? Does this mean she should not have told me I needed a new psychologist should not have said she was going to get me a new psychologist because I wasn’t suited to the seeing my psych via telecommunication? Does this mean it was ok for me to be upset that my counselor is quitting and told me the week after my 51/50? Does this mean it is ok that the Health Center is discontinuing my group sessions because the new counselor will be too busy to handle it….not, mind you…moving the time or day, combining with another group or finding another counselor…but completely disbanding the group even when I have told my (soon to be X counselor) that the group sessions I attend there and the support I get from the members of the group are what keep me holding it together? I quit this place after >3 years because I can’t take it anymore. This is two days after they finally DX’d me with Bi-polar disorder; although they have been tippy toeing around that issue for awhile. I’m not feeling the love and am turning to friend and family instead of trained individuals. I’m TIRED………..sigh. ~~dru~~ Kitt O'Malley October 17, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply I can understand your frustration. Ideally our friends and/or family are part of a treatment team which includes psychiatric treatment (if needed, for bipolar disorder medication helps, but requires trial and error to find the right combination) and supportive psychotherapy (as needed, not indefinitely). Not everyone has choices in care. Not every provider is a good match. World Mental Health Day: Psychological First Aid – Kitt O’Malley – Guardian Monster October 15, 2016 at 2:30 am - Reply […] https://kittomalley.com/2016/10/10/world-mental-health-day-psychological-first-aid/?blogsub=confirmi… […] Robert Matthew Goldstein October 13, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented: from kittomalley.com Belle Papillon 24/7 October 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm - Reply Reblogged this on Belle Papillon 24/7 and commented: What an great post… very informative… Way to break the stigma. Thanks for sharing. dyane October 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply Yes, thank you for sharing this information, Kitt! I’m having one of those days. I need some more of your stunning rose Instagram pictures….just when you have a chance! Kitt O'Malley October 11, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply I’d have to go outside, though. Just Plain Ol' Vic October 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply Reblogged this on Just Plain Ol' Vic and commented: The only the way to end the stigma is through information! World Mental Health Day: Psychological First Aid | The Five Facets October 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply […] am reblogging this information as found on mental health advocate, Kitt O’Malley’s page. Kitt, too, understands firsthand the challenges of living with a mental health condition-Bipolar […] Bipolar1Blog October 10, 2016 at 11:30 am - Reply Reblogged this on Bipolar1Blog. cindy knoke October 10, 2016 at 11:24 am - Reply So important. Thank you for posting. Join the conversation. Leave a comment. Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.