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To address the stress many are feeling during the Covid-19 pandemic, Tidewell Hospice and Tidewell Foundation, Inc., are offering a free "Stress First Aid" webinar to community members and colleagues as part of the year-long celebration of the organization’s 40th anniversary. The webinar, presented by well-known traumatic stress psychologist Patricia Watson, Ph.D., is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Stress First Aid is a self-care and peer-support model designed to help those who are under extreme stress better care for themselves and assist each other in reducing the impacts of stress.

Watson is a psychologist at the National Center for PTSD. She has co-authored a number of publications, as well as co-edited three books on disaster behavioral health interventions, and written numerous articles, guidance documents, and chapters on disaster mental health, combat and operational stress, early intervention and resilience. To register for the webinar, click here.

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