Licensed Professional Counselor
April McAnally is a Licensed Professional Counselor and speaker based in Austin, TX. She partners with corporations, helping professionals and nonprofit organizations to help them increase awareness of mental health topics that are of importance in the workplace. As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional and trauma specialist, April has a particular interest in supporting organizations and individuals to become more cognizant of the impact the workplace can have on mental wellness, and how to incorporate strategies and policies to support wellness among staff and peers, and themselves.
April holds a Master’s in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from UT Austin. She supports couples and individuals at a private practice in Austin, TX. You can learn more about April by visiting www.aprilmcanally.com.
What to Do When: Crisis and Suicidal Ideation at Work
If you’ve ever had a co-worker or employee experience a mental health crisis on the job, or have had a co-worker express suicidal thoughts, you know how scary it can be. This presentation will help you to prepare for just such an experience so you can respond in a way that is safe, helpful and respectful. We’ll identify step-by-step guidelines for how to respond in the event of a mental health crisis, as well as ways to de-escalate when speaking with someone who is in crisis. And because prevention is the best cure, we will also discuss ways to decrease the likelihood of crisis by implementing workplace wellness practices.
SHRM Recertification Credit: Pending
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HRCI Recertification Credit: Pending