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Jessica Trussell

Jessica Trussell

Human Development & Family Science Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

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Mental Health First Aid: 'So Much of it is Just Being Willing to Ask the Question'

Mental Health First Aid: 'So Much of it is Just Being Willing to Ask the Question'

This week’s Missouri Health Talks is a collaboration with Vox Magazine.

Jessica Trussell and Amy Bartels are both human development and family science specialists with the University of Missouri Extension. Jessica in Livingston County – Chillicothe – and Amy in Camden County.

They both teach a class called mental health first aid – essentially a training that gives adults tools to use to help identify mental health crises and connect others with resources. Amy focuses on teaching people who work with youth in schools.

You can learn more about mental health first aid in the October issue of Vox Magazine - available now in print and online: “In case of emergency: starting the conversation with mental health first responders.”

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