COSHOCTON -- MSW Solutions, LLC announces that Tracy Nys has recently taken on the role of case manager for the private practice counseling service.

As a case manager, Tracy Nys is responsible for coordinating services for clients to aid in the successful completion of goals and eliminating barriers to treatment. Nys has more than five years experience as a case manager for The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County and is now applying that experience to working with individuals, couples, and families grappling with mental health issues.

Nys recently completed the Mental Health First Aid Course, a program of the National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care, and locally sponsored by the Mental Health and Recovery Board. This eight-hour course teaches concerned citizens and paraprofessionals how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, by helping identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Nys said of the training, "So many times, we feel powerless to help individuals struggling with emotional issues. I feel like this training was very useful in making me aware of symptoms of a potential crisis for someone dealing with mental health issues. I was especially pleased to learn of the signs of suicidal intent and ways to safely intervene to help individuals."

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