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Author Archive: September 2018

Jason Cash: “I Am the 2 Millionth First Aider and I Use ALGEE Every Day”

September 18, 2019
“To this day, 18 years later, I can drive down Woodruff and Spring Streets and see the image of a 1-year-old who was shot by his father. Every single day, that image from 18 years ago is still in my...
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High Schools Selected to Participate in New tMHFA Pilot

September 9, 2019
One in five teens has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life. And suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds. It’s critical that we help teens in every way we...
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Three Ways to Get Mental Health Help Anonymously

August 26, 2019
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). In the United States, almost half of adults will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. Of the people who...
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Why Healthy Friendships are Important for Mental Health

August 22, 2019
When Ethan Call’s usually reliable friend didn’t come to church services, he was worried and texted her. She responded that she was having a bad time and wanted to stay home. Knowing that she struggled with anxiety and depression, Ethan...
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Talking to Your Family About Mental Health

August 20, 2019
Mental health can be hard to talk about, and sometimes it’s hardest to talk about with the people we’re closest to, like family members. In the United States, almost half of all adults will experience a mental illness during their...
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Five Tips for Nonjudgmental Listening

August 15, 2019
It’s hard to be nonjudgmental all the time. We automatically make judgments about people from the minute we first see or meet them based on appearance, behavior and what they say. And that’s okay. Nonjudgmental listening isn’t about avoiding those...
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How to Practice Self-care on a Busy Schedule

August 13, 2019
You’re making a difference for so many people, but how can you be the difference for yourself? You can practice self-care. When we hear about self-care, we often think about expensive massages, retail therapy, yoga classes and vacations. These are...
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How to Support a Loved One Who’s Going Through a Tough Time

August 8, 2019
One in five adults experience a mental illness in a given year. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not well informed about how to recognize mental health problems, how to respond or what treatments are available. Often, they delay getting...
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Five Ways to be More Culturally Aware

July 22, 2019
Think about your typical day. What do you see around you? Most likely, you will see people of all ages, ethnicities and cultures. People speaking different languages, dressing in different kinds of clothing, eating different kinds of food. According to...
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“Why is it still so hard for young people of color to get therapy?”

July 15, 2019
“My mom is a preacher and she never made me feel like it would be weird [to go to therapy]. But internally, you kind of just have that feeling,” said Jamir Milligan (“Why is it Still so Hard for Young...
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Four Ways Culture Impacts Mental Health

July 11, 2019
What comes to mind when you think about culture? For a lot of us, we immediately think of what’s right in front of us: unique languages, different clothing and diverse food. But a society’s culture also impacts a person’s beliefs,...
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How You Can Help A Friend in Crisis

July 2, 2019
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 9-1-1, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text “MHFA” to 741-741 for 24/7 confidential counseling from the Crisis Text Line. Peer pressure. Bullying. College applications. Extracurricular...
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