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Three Supplemental Treatments for Recovery from a Suicide Attempt

Guest writer Steve Johnson discusses three approaches to aid in recovery from a suicide attempt and help improve mental wellness.

Recovery from a suicide attempt is a process that requires many facets of treatment. Of course, most important is a good counselor and possibly a support group. No treatment plan can replace the value of a well-trained counselor. Continue reading Three Supplemental Treatments for Recovery from a Suicide Attempt

Police Conduct London’s Largest Ever Terror Attack Training Exercise

London’s police are conducting the capital’s largest ever terror training exercise on Tuesday, preparing for a “marauding attack” less than a week after the massacre in Tunisia.

More than 1,000 police personnel, as well as intelligence officers and other emergency services, are taking part in the exercise – codenamed Strong Tower.

But the Metropolitan police stressed that the training, which will include many armed officers, was not being carried out because of any intelligence about an imminent attack and had been planned since January.

The exercise will involve London’s transport authorities, hospitals and the Ministry of Defence. The cabinet’s Cobra committee will also meet as part of the exercise.

The Met warned training would be “noisy and visible in places” and said it was vital the public was reassured that gunshots and explosions they may hear in the area are not real.

Scotland Yard’s Twitter account @metpoliceuk will be giving updates using the hashtag #999exercise.

Read more in The Guardian.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Emergency Exercise In Sydney CBD Today

A major emergency management exercise will be carried out in the Sydney CBD today (Sunday 24 May 2015) to test emergency management arrangements in case of an incident in the city.

Exercise ‘Sydney CBD’ is a multi agency emergency management exercise involving more than 500 emergency service personnel commencing at 9:00am and concluding at midday.

The Sydney CBD Evacuation Sub Plan has been under review for the past 12 months and today’s exercise is part of the review process and provides police and emergency service organisations with the guidance required in a range of events, including the need to move large numbers of people out of the city.

Those involved in the exercise include the NSW Police Force, Fire & Rescue NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Ambulance, Transport Management Centre, Transport for NSW, City of Sydney Council, NSW Health – Disaster/Crisis, the Ministry of Police and Emergency Services, Dept of Premier and Cabinet, and Surf Life Saving Australia. 300 volunteers from the RFS, SES and Surf Life Saving Australia will role play workers being evacuated.

Members of the public who reside in the CBD or planning to go into the city on Sunday should be aware that there will be road and lane closures in place to facilitate this important exercise. Please check www.livetraffic.com for maps and details of road and lane closures.

Source: www.police.nsw.gov.au