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Psychological First Aid Helps People Affected by Crisis

The World Health Organization reports psychological first aid can provide a mental health life-line to people affected by crises, including war, natural disasters or an individual trauma like a car crash. On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, WHO is calling for first-line responders to emergencies, such as police and fire fighters to be trained in this practical, helpful approach.   Applying medical first aid in case of emergency can mean the difference between life and death....

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