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How to Help Someone With Anxiety

December 27, 2018
You’ve probably been anxious at one time or another. Most of us have. But more people experience intense anxiety than you might have thought. About 18 percent of American adults have an anxiety disorder in a given year. That means...
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How to Help Someone Who Self-Harms

December 17, 2018
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re not sure if someone is purposefully hurting themselves with suicidal intentions, please read our guide on how to help someone who is suicidal for more information on how to help make that determination. This article will...
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How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

December 11, 2018
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). On average, there are 129 suicides every day, and for every suicide 25 more people attempt suicide. The numbers are...
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How to Help Someone Who is Having a Panic Attack

December 4, 2018
Six million American adults have panic disorder, meaning they experience repeated episodes of intense fear called panic attacks. Even people without panic disorder can have panic attacks. Overall, more than one in five people experience a panic attack in their...
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Alaskan Instructor Travels 700 Miles to Spread Mental Health First Aid

October 25, 2018
Jill Ramsey, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, traveled more than 700 miles to teach a course in St. Paul, a remote native town in the Pribilof Islands off the coast of Alaska. Her students included the one health care...
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