This talk will teach lay people about trauma and mental illness in a very basic way so they are capable of providing “mental health first aid” when a situation arises.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CDT, Saturday April 14
To submit a question for the Q&A of this talk, please leave a comment below. Questions that are actually questions will receive priority.
Heatherly Hodges is the current vice president of Washington Area Secular Humanists, the parent organization of Southern Maryland Area Secular Humanists. She has been an atheist activist for nearly a decade. She is a trained social worker and has worked in the field since 1998, though she is currently taking a hiatus from work for health reasons. Her previous experience includes work with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, mental illness, substance abuse, rape/sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, crisis response and community organizing. Her most recent employment was as a foster care worker and running a supervised visitation center for non-custodial parents.