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December 16, 2015

Congress appropriates $15M for Mental Health First Aid

Statement by Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health: The National Council thanks the U.S. Congress for…

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December 15, 2015

Rep. Jenkins honored for efforts to support mental health

Representative Lynn Jenkins was honored Monday with a National Council Behavioral Health Champion Award in Lawrence. 12/15/2015 Link to Source

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December 10, 2015

Mental Health ‘First Aid’ helps first responders gain awareness

If you see someone in public who’s injured, what would you do? Call for help and render first aid, you say.…

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December 10, 2015

Matters Of The Mind: How To Help During A Mental Health Crisis

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December 10, 2015

Matters Of The Mind: How To Help During A Mental Health Crisis

A relatively new program for helping in a mental health crisis is picking up steam across the country. Mental Health First…

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December 3, 2015

Health Department awarded grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has just been awarded a three year Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse…

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December 2, 2015

Community members learn to help with mental health first aid

The holiday season is here, and while some are spreading cheer, others are raising awareness to help those struggling mental…

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November 29, 2015

Westland officers train for mental health first aid

Westland Police officers Joseph Reardon and Michael Stechly recently participated in a week-long training on Mental Health First Aid. 11/29/2015…

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November 25, 2015

An Emotional de Blasio Outlines Plan to Treat Mental Illness

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s eyes watered and his face flushed. His voice faltered and, at one point as he struggled…

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November 10, 2015

OP ED: Deadlier than War: Veterans Remain at Risk

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is an eight-hour course that teaches about the unique challenges faced by members of…

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November 9, 2015

OP ED: What you should do for veterans

As a Mental Health First Aid for Veterans instructor, I have trained 900 First Aiders, including veterans, law enforcement, pastors,…

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November 6, 2015

Course examines mental health

About 30 percent of people who are chronically homeless have mental health conditions. 11/06/2015 Link to Source

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November 3, 2015

Education Conneciton Partners Receive $375K Federal Grant for Youth Mental…

Education Connection in collaboration with Northwestern Regional School District 7 and the NW CT Youth and Adolescent Mental Health Coalition has…

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