Your Name and Title: Taylor Atkinson, Executive Director

Library, School, or Organization Name: Union County Library System

Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): All Library Staff - Public, Academic, School 

Short Session Description (one line): Mental Health discussion with a public library director/certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): 

Nearly one in five adults and one in six youth in the U.S. live with a mental illness in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. While libraries cherish our privilege to serve all, we often struggle in responding to our patrons experiencing mental health disorders; in turn, these interactions and systems often negatively impact our staff and workplace culture. Learn to improve workplace policies and procedures from a public library director who is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. This session will provide concrete examples in developing or enhancing positive workplace policies and procedures surrounding mental health and equip you with evidence-based knowledge of self-care

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: N/A

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