Today’s clinic featured Nils Rosenbaum MD, Steve Bringe, and Rasma Cox talking about perspectives of mania and psychosis. Steve and Rasma are part of the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee as Peers. They are also the president and vice president of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance.
Steve wanted me to share his information, which is:
It was great to hear them open up about what it is like living with a mental illness. The term consumer has been given to someone who is living with a mental illness but locally consumers prefer to be called peers. After hearing them talk and asking questions here are some do’s and don’t in a time a crisis for first responders
If you are interesting in including a class for your CIT training or in-service that is similar to this presentation see the attached instructor and student guides, which are a 1st draft of this class by Nils Rosenbaum MD.
My favorite line from this that really stuck to me was:
“Officers are our advocates for our health when we cannot advocate for ourselves”
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