Supporting Our Community’s Mental Health and Wellness in a Disaster

What’s Up Bainbridge podcast host Bob Ross sat down with Bainbridge Prepares Wellness Team leads Colleen Huck and Susan James and Psychological First Aid team lead Mary O’Leary to talk about disasters and how they can affect our mental health and wellness. In the podcast, the three team leads talk about what support the two … More Supporting Our Community’s Mental Health and Wellness in a Disaster

Psychological First Aid Helps Medical Responders Too

On October 24, ten Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders attended a two-hour Psychological First Aid (PFA) class at City Hall. The class was taught by Britt Gonsoulin, M.D., M.P.H., one of the leads for the emergency hubs’ PFA team.  As the BIEMRs in attendance learned, PFA is a skill that comes in handy for everyone … More Psychological First Aid Helps Medical Responders Too