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Sacramento Library Workers Learn Mental Health First Aid

Sacramento library employees are going through training courses to be able to properly provide assistance to customers who are suffering from a mental illness.

pl cover nov dec 2014

Mental Health Training in Public Libraries

When I was a kid, one of my favorite “dad at work” stories was about the time a homeless guy tried to kick him. My dad was a library director, a job that required a lot of management and administration—two words that meant nothing to me a child. What exactly did he do all day? But the homeless guy story—that I could understand. This man was washing his socks in the library’s bathroom sink despite having been told repeatedly to stop. Dad was called and the guy lost it.