Mental Health & First Responders: December 1, 2020 12:00pm-1:15pm
Public health and public safety workers experience a broad range of health and mental health consequences as a result of work-related exposures to natural or human-caused disasters. Mental health conditions such as PTSD, depression, substance use, and suicide ideation and attempts are common among emergency medical services personnel, firefighter and police officers. Learn from panelists interventions to reduce behavioral health risks in Georgia communities. Identify gaps in support that would strengthen the workforce and improve mental health outcomes.
Wendy Martinez Farmer, Corporate Strategy, Beacon Health Options
Lydia McCrary, Deputy Chief of EMS, Chatham County
Wes Horne, Director- DPS Office of Public Safety Support
Dr. DeJuan White, Psychiatrist, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory Healthcare
Dr. Lauren Gensler, Physician, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences/Grady Memorial Hospital