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West Virginia Northern Community College

Mental Health Resilience Officer

in Health and Public Safety Courses

NAEMT Mental Health Resilience Officer - New Martinsville


with Linda Steele

Calendar Jun 16, 2023 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

The Mental Health Resilience Officer (MHRO) course prepares EMS personnel to serve as their agency’s Mental Health Resilience Officer. In this role, the MHRO will engage with peers to develop an understanding of mental health issues and resilience; identify peers who are experiencing mental health stressors and crises; navigate peers in need to the right services for help; and support the development of a culture of mental health resilience and emotional wellness within the agency.

This course is designed for EMS practitioners who meet the following qualifications:

  • at a minimum, current state certification or license as an EMT;
  • at least three years of full-time practice (or equivalent) at the EMT level or above;
  • strong interpersonal communication skills with an interest in serving in this position;
  • and prior experience with critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) and/or motivational interviewing preferred


For more information, contact Linda Steele, or (304) 214-8980

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