Fireweed Collective

Emotional First Aid

Do you know how to support someone experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis? So many of us want to show up for others who need support, but just don’t know what to do. This webinar will cover the basics of how to provide emotional first aid for someone you know and love or even someone you just met. We will offer ways to identify needs and the best course of action for emotional supporters.

This webinar will have live captioning and live Spanish interpretation. If you cannot join at this time, register at the same link to receive a recording of the webinar afterwards.

Facilitated by Elsa Asher

Elsa is a non-binary trans person from occupied Duwamish land in Seattle, Washington, and currently lives on occupied Ohlone land, in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. They are a somatic therapy and trauma resolution practitioner, with a focus on bodywork and prenatal, birth and attachment issues. Elsa holds a MS degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and teaches Narrative Medicine as an adjunct professor at Dominican University, Columbia University, Touro University, and the Western Institute for Social Research. They also facilitate independent creative writing workshops that center body experiences. Their personal experiences with chronic illness, early trauma, and pregnancy loss enrich their professional work and passion for healing justice, restoration, and resilience.