How Dan Mosley tends to Mental Health at disaster scenes

Disaster Mental Health volunteer, Dan Mosley, working from his virtual work space in West Seattle. September 2020 By Gordon Williams  Dan Mosley of West Seattle credits mountain biking for making him a Red Cross volunteer in Colorado a quarter-century ago. Dan is an avid mountain biker, and the Colorado Red Cross raised money through its … Continue reading How Dan Mosley tends to Mental Health at disaster scenes

Red Cross responds to COVID-19 crisis with new online Psychological First Aid training and community outreach

By Jennifer Astion EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this story originally published, the Psychological First Aid for everyone course is now offered for a $20 fee (it had been made available for free immediately following the outset of the pandemic). The American Red Cross is responding to mental health issues created by the coronavirus epidemic with a … Continue reading Red Cross responds to COVID-19 crisis with new online Psychological First Aid training and community outreach

10 tips on Building Resiliency

by Wren Hudgins, PhD, Supervisor, Disaster Mental Health, American Red Cross 1. Make connections Traditional ways and new electronic waysPlanned and spontaneousBiggest return on your resiliency investment 2. Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable Focus on what you can controlBecome aware of straying into territory you can’t control; manually re-focusYou can’t control disasters; only reactions to … Continue reading 10 tips on Building Resiliency

Red Cross offers virtual assistance and teaches resilience in a COVID-19 world

By Emily Thornton For people experiencing loss, grief or just plain stress due to the ongoing public health pandemic, a team of about 10 American Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Region is offering virtual courses designed to ease the pain. It’s psychological assistance for individuals, families, friends and the community,” said Diane Hermanson, Disaster Mental Health … Continue reading Red Cross offers virtual assistance and teaches resilience in a COVID-19 world