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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
May 30, 2017

Working With Stigma

It’s tough working in the service industry. Uncompromising employers, workplace harassment and poor communication all too often affect worker’s sense…

Be the difference, Employers & Business Practices, Mental Health First Aid, Stigma
May 29, 2017

Hidden Anxieties of Teaching

Arduous and challenging are the two words Nicola Louise uses to describe the teaching profession. But when she returned to…

Be the difference, Children and Youth, Education, Leadership, Mental Health First Aid
May 28, 2017

#NotWeakJustHuman Yes

Not weak, just human. This is the tagline and overarching sentiment of the Men’s Mental Health Social Interest Group that…

Be the difference, Mental Health First Aid, Stigma
May 27, 2017

Faith-based Communities Can be Pillars for Mental Health Support

Faith-based groups across the nation are reacting to acts of violence and vandalism, like the recent defacing of a synagogue…

Be the difference, Community Conversations on Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid
May 27, 2017

Mental Health First Aid is the Team Player You Need Yes

Even before the stress of college begins to set in, one in four students has a history of mental illness…

Be the difference, Mental Health First Aid, Sports
May 26, 2017

Through the Eyes of a Police Officer

The dangers of law enforcement extend far beyond the streets. In fact, police officers are far more likely to suffer…

Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety
May 25, 2017

Suicide in the Prison System: A Preventable Tragedy

The recent suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez is only one of an upward trend in suicides of people…

Be the difference, Law Enforcement, Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety, Sports
May 24, 2017

A Tangible Helping Mechanism

Female veterans are two to five times more likely to commit suicide than civilian women. NPR host David Green spoke…

Be the difference, Mental Health First Aid for Veterans, Military Health
May 23, 2017

Mental Health First Aid at Work

Juggling heavy a workload and large doses of stress day in and day out takes its toll on lawyers. They…

Be the difference, Mental Health First Aid, Workplace
May 21, 2017

One Million People Trained in Mental Health First Aid Nationwide

“In a nation facing a crisis in care for people with mental illnesses and addictions, widespread training in Mental Health…

Be 1 in a Million, Mental Health First Aid
March 30, 2017

Mental Health First Aid Heads to Capitol Hill

Justice, Mental Health First Aid, News
March 30, 2017

Mental Health First Aid Heads to Capitol Hill

On Friday, March 24, the National Council for Behavioral Health hosted briefings on Capitol Hill to address the importance of…

Justice, Mental Health First Aid, News
March 16, 2017

Congressional Briefing Addresses Mental Health Disparities for Black Women

The Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill last Thursday, highlighting mental health issues…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Uncategorized

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