Skip to main menu Skip to content

Author Archive

person looking away

Managing Your Mental Wellbeing During the Holiday Season

December 19, 2023
From family gatherings to financial pressures, the holiday season can take a toll on your mental health.
Read More

Brianna Hauser

Paying It Forward This Holiday Season With Mental Health First Aid

December 13, 2023
Becoming a Mental Health First Aider was a turning point in Brianna Hauser’s life. Her experiences as a survivor of domestic violence shaped her perspective on the importance of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and fueled her determination to help...
Read More

A hand on a persons shoulder as to show support.

Your Friend or Family Member Starts Using Again: Now What?

December 11, 2023
Recovering from a substance use challenge, whether it’s drugs or alcohol, is a process with ups and downs. It can be a rollercoaster ride for the person in recovery as well as their family, friends, peers and colleagues. Unfortunately, people...
Read More

Douglas Knutson Headshot

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Welcomes Dr. Douglas Knutson to MHFA Research Advisory Group

December 5, 2023
National Council for Mental Wellbeing Welcomes Dr. Douglas Knutson to MHFA Research Advisory Group With a strong commitment to providing evidence-based programs, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a beacon of hope for individuals seeking to support those in their...
Read More

Sydney Snow Photo

An Instructor’s Insights on the First Year of Teaching MHFA

November 29, 2023
Sydney Snow has taken Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) by storm. Since receiving her certification in July 2023, Sydney has swiftly transitioned from a new Instructor to a guiding light within the MHFA community, teaching four classes with a blend...
Read More

Miosotys Santiago smiling

Gratitude For My Mental Health Journey and the Power of Mental Health First Aid

November 27, 2023
Content Warning: This blog contains sensitive content that may be distressing to some readers. Topics discussed include sexual assault, grief, and references to 9/11. Reader discretion is advised. If you find these subjects distressing or uncomfortable, we encourage you to...
Read More

Andrew Smith Headshot

Frontline Retail Employees: You’re Not Alone This Holiday Season

November 21, 2023
Working retail during the holidays used to cause great stress to Andrew Smith. The increase in customer stress and traffic flow on the sales floor compounded operational difficulties creating a less than stable environment. “You move through more stock than...
Read More

Stressed woman with sun shining in the background.

How to Take Care of Yourself When the World’s on Fire

November 16, 2023
Tragic events – from school shootings to natural disasters – can make us feel out of sorts and depressed afterward. Hope may seem lost, whether you’re directly or indirectly affected by the situation. Whether tragedy strikes locally, nationally or internationally,...
Read More