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Host: Jim Phillips Guest: Dave Heaton Its All In Your Mind- Emotional Preparedness Much of the focus in emergency preparedness goes to tangible assets and practical skills, which are essential, but emerging research is starting to reveal the vital role of mental health in weathering adversity. After noting the vital role played by mental resilience during and after crisis situations, Dave Heaton developed a training program to help individuals understand the vital roll of their own mental and emotional response and how they can purposely develop mental resilience. In this program well look at some of the myths and realities of how people react to trauma and how we can help ourselves and others prepare for and heal from lifes trials. Brought to you by Safe Harbor Alliance Profile: Dave Heaton is the Public Information Officer for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department. His duties there include spokesperson, media relations, information campaigns, research, and magazine editor. He worked in the mental health field for 12 years where he gained expertise in chronic mental illness, mood disorders, crisis intervention, and therapy with individuals, couples, and groups. Dave has a Master of Social Work from the University of Utah and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He continues to be involved in mental health as a clinical supervisor for a private practice and adjunct faculty for Southern Utah University. Dave teaches the Disaster Psychology Unit for the Iron County CERT training. He lives in Cedar City, Utah with his wife and children.