An Introduction to Emotional CPR (eCPR)

An Introduction to Emotional CPR (eCPR)

Emotional CPR Book Just Released

Emotional CPR: Assisting People through Emotional Distress recounts how a team, mainly comprising individuals with personal experiences of severe mental health conditions, developed a novel method to aid those in mental health crises. Unlike conventional approaches, this method prioritizes establishing a heart-to-heart connection over diagnosis. By treating individuals as resourceful, the approach empowers them to navigate their path forward, fostering revitalization. This approach reflects how the Emotional CPR developers desired to be treated during their own distress, and how such treatment facilitated their journey through distress. Click here to purchase the book.

Meet Our eCPR Trainers and Educators

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Studies on Emotional CPR

eCPR May Increase Feelings of Belonging While Increasing Supportive Behaviors

A study published in April 2021 found that eCPR may increase feelings of belonging while increasing supportive behaviors toward individuals with mental health problems and improving clinical outcomes related to positive and negative affect and feelings of loneliness. Statistically significant pre-post improvements were found related to one’s ability to

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Recent publications about the effectiveness of eCPR

Myers, A. L., Collins-Pisano, C., Ferron, J. C., & Fortuna, K. L. (2021). Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a peer-developed and virtually delivered community mental health training program (emotional CPR): pre-post study. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 13(1), e25867.

Myers, A. L., Mbao, M., Kadakia, A., Collings,

Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support

NEC’s COO Oryx Cohen and Youth Emotional CPR Trainer Briza Gavidia were recently featured on the Mad in America podcast to discuss how Emotional CPR can be utilized to assist youth in emotional crisis. Click here to listen

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Emotional CPR Selections Available at the NEC Store

Emotional CPR: Assisting People through Emotional Distress

Editors: Barbara Meyers, PhD, MDiv, CPS; Daniel B. Fisher, MD, PhD; W. Reid Smithdeal, MSW, LCSW, CPSS; Oryx Cohen, MPA; and Shira Collings, MS, LPC ($25.00)

eCPR Workbook  

Emotional CPR Participant Workbook (Book)

By eCPR Staff ($25.00)

eCPR workbook cover

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