3 Resources to Address Client Mental Health Barriers

Mental Health imageA significant percentage of our clients suffer the effects of trauma, torture and PTSD.  Mental health resources are often scarce for anyone.  Culturally appropriate solutions are even more rare.

Resettlement and employment case managers may be the strongest source of support clients can access, but most of us are not trained mental health responders.

Here are three sources of information to improve your ability to identify and address mental health barriers to employment:

1.  Mental Health First Aid  is an 8-hour course that helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.   This is a very practical, affordable, locally-available training option.  You can access certified instructors throughout the US via their website.

2.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) offers a collection of useful resources.

3.  Higher’s Employability Assessment eLearning training offers employment-specific strategies.  Sign up or log in here.



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