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ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 12:  Eighty-eight-year-old Creola McCalister joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 12: Eighty-eight-year-old Creola McCalister joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

After catching you up on post-graduation life, I jump right into the question “What can I do to help in Ferguson?” Mostly I’m concerned about the trauma that Ferguson residents are experiencing and wonder how St. Louis and Missouri are going to address it.

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mental health first aid koalaOn this week’s episode, I talk about Mental Health First Aid–what it is, why it exists, and what my experience was like when I took the class last week. I also look critically at what’s missing from the curriculum (most importantly, eating disorders are excluded) and how the class could be more interactive and applicable to daily life.

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Jonathan Purtle headshotJonathan Purtle explains trauma theory and how the human experience of trauma should permeate the way public health addresses issues. We also talk about Healing Hurt People and The Public’s Health, the only public health blog associated with a major metropolitan newspaper.

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