RED CARPET EVENT
DO WHAT YOU LOVE!
I always say 'when you do what you love it doesn't feel like work, and the money will come'!
What an amazing year we have had with the constraints of COVID being lifted and in person networking able to take place again! Those who know me will say that I am a born networker, however, being old school I prefer to talk with people who are in the same room as me...the energy is so much higher! So, I loaded up my calendar with networking functions and met some very amazing people! Looking forward to see what we will all do together in 2023!
Another highlight of 2022 was the introduction of college interns to Exclusively First Responders! What a joy it has been to work with these incredible individuals! I am so very grateful for each and every one of them; Kerwin Cayton (grant writing and event planning), Lacey Periera (App development and social media), David Diaz (marketing and event planning), Melissa Relis (social media/marketing), Jessica Diaz (non-profit law), Primm Sun (film). What an absolutely awesome team! I am so happy to say that most of them plan to stay on even though their semester is over. We are truly grateful!
If you or someone you know would like to join our team and come along for an incredible journey, please reach out to us - we will welcome you with open arms. :)
Help first responders
HELP FOR FAMILIES
HELP FOR FAMILIES
By Mental Health First Aid USA on June 25, 2018
If you notice a friend or loved one experiencing a substance use challenge, you may want to help, but might not know what to say or what to do. One of the first and most important steps you can take is to start the conversation and create a safe space where your loved ones feels comfortable talking about their experience.
To express support, you must be an effective and compassionate communicator. When you know what to say and what to do, you can be the difference in the life of a loved one who may be experiencing an addiction challenge, and ultimately help them move toward recovery by pointing them to appropriate professional, peer or self-help strategies.
To make these conversations as effective and compassionate as possible, keep these 10 tips for talking about addiction in mind:
If you’re not sure how to recognize if someone is experiencing an addiction challenge, take a Mental Health First Aid course today. You’ll learn the signs and risk factors of addiction, available resources and how to connect those in need to the most appropriate care.
#BeTheDifference in the life of your friends, family and loved ones – because you can.