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Do you know how to respond to a mental-health crisis?

Mental Health First Aid provides the needed skills
By Vickie Evans-Nash

MSR Editor-in-Chief

First aid and CPR classes have been taught across the nation for years now, giving people with no medical training lifesaving skills in the event of a medical crisis. People suffering from mental health problems can pose a life-threatening crisis as well. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota offers lay people a class called Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) that will give them the skills needed to respond in cases of a mental-health crisis. “In a similar way to how regular first aid teaches people BAC (breathing, airway and circulation), in mental health first aid there’s an acronym ALGEE. It stands for assess for risk of suicide or harm, listen non-judgmentally, get appropriate information and support, encourage appropriate professional help, and encourage appropriate self-help,” explains Anna McLafferty, the course instructor. Continue Reading →

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Publishing company supports ministry work

Chappell Publishing Ministry gives authors or prospective authors the opportunity to have their manuscripts published at an extremely affordable cost. “We are professional writers, transcriptionists, and designers who have spent a number of years working in the ministry writing books, publishing magazines, and transcribing sermons,” says Norma Chappell president of the company. “We love the ministry and see an opportunity to help others advance their ministry work through our experience.”

Freelance writer Michele Johnson says that the Lord has given individual members of the body of Christ specific gifts for the edifying of the church. “We have the capacity to operate within those specific gifts,” Michele Johnson says. “By assisting those in ministry in spreading the messages God gave them, the whole body benefits.”

Chappell Publishing Ministry has the means to transfer years of cassette tapes to CDs, and if ministers desire to have their preaching and teaching cassettes or CDs transcribed or made into a library for them, Chappell Publishing Ministry has that capability, too. Continue Reading →

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