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Author Archive: December 2017

Study Shows Social Media May Play a Role in Eating Disorders Among Teens

February 25, 2020
“Young adolescence is a time of both peer influences and appearance being very important, so it’s not hard to see how people this age could become very focused on how they are perceived online.” New research suggests that young people...
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5 Questions to Ask Someone Who Might Have an Eating Disorder

February 19, 2020
It can be hard to recognize if someone has an eating disorder. They can be underweight, overweight or even normal weight. They might show obvious behavioral, physical or psychological signs, or they might show none. It can be even harder...
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7 Things You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

February 12, 2020
“When researchers followed a group of 496 adolescent girls for 8 years, until they were 20, they found a total of 13.2% of the girls had suffered from a DSM-5 eating disorder by age 20,” according to research published in...
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Why Mental Health First Aid?

January 22, 2020
We’ve all heard of CPR. And because of it, many of us know what to do if someone is choking on a small piece of food or having trouble breathing. But, do you know what to do if someone around...
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Five Mental Health Resources That Can #BeTheDifference

January 16, 2020
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). When you’re trying to find mental health information and support, it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to...
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Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mental Health

January 13, 2020
A recent study on New Year’s resolutions found that about 40% of Americans set resolutions at the start of the year, and less than half are successful after six months. We all want to make positive and impactful changes in...
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How You Can Put Your Mental Health First in the New Year

December 23, 2019
The new year is quickly approaching. For a lot of people, it’s a time to hit the reset button on fitness and nutrition, let go of negative habits and expand career or travel goals. It’s also a great opportunity to...
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You Can #BeTheDifference in 2020: Tips from MHFA Instructors

December 20, 2019
As the number of Americans facing a mental health condition continues to grow every day, we want to help you continue to #BeTheDifference for those around you. So, we asked our Mental Health First Aid Instructor community what advice they...
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How to Support Your Loved One With a Mental Illness During the Holidays

December 17, 2019
One in five adults in the United States face a mental illness in any one year – that’s almost 44 million people. For these people, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. For some, large gatherings and traveling to...
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Three Ways to Manage Depression During Winter

December 10, 2019
You may not realize it, but seasonal changes can impact both physical and mental health . As the temperature starts to drop and there is less natural sunlight, we are at risk of getting not only the flu, but also...
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Four Tips to Manage Social Anxiety this Holiday Season

December 5, 2019
The holidays can be a time full of shopping, family traditions and holiday parties. But, for many people, it can also be a time of stress and social anxiety. The idea of walking into a crowded office party, traveling to...
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Being Grateful Can Improve Your Mental Health

November 20, 2019
Joanna is a Mental Health First Aider who practices gratitude regularly, and especially during stressful or difficult times, as a way to manage her mental health. And she’s not alone. Many mental health intervention programs and life coaching regimes include...
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