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Author Archive: November 2022

10 Things You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

March 27, 2019
“Of the almost 20 million individuals with a substance use disorder in 2017, more than 2 million qualified as having an opioid addiction,” according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Every day, 140 people...
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5 Surprising Facts About Opioid Use

March 20, 2019
“The crisis is that we don’t understand the crisis, and because of that, countless lives have been lost,” said Rocco Perla, co-founder of The Health Initiative. Every day, opioid overdoses take the lives of our neighbors, classmates and friends. And,...
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Signs of Heroin Use: A Guide for Loved Ones

March 14, 2019
“It was really sad. She was just gone, and we didn’t know what to do.” Kelly Whaley lived in Monroe County, Ind., and was well-known for her kind demeanor and country cooking. She worked in factory lines until her early...
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How You Can Help Address the Opioid Epidemic

March 6, 2019
Every day, 140 individuals in the United States die of a drug overdose, 91 of them specifically due to opioids. Most of us know someone who has faced an addiction, and maybe even lost their life to it. The death...
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How Employers Can Help Manage Anxiety in the Workplace

March 1, 2019
“I don’t want my colleagues to think that I don’t like or care about my job. It’s literally perfect. I don’t like how little I’ve been able to accomplish lately. How can I have an honest and frank discussion with...
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10 Tips for Building a Resilient Workforce

February 27, 2019
“Routine stress, including job strain and long working hours, may contribute to serious health problems, including elevated risk for heart disease and stroke and experiencing depression for the first time,” according to research published by the American Heart Association. Constantly...
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Four Ways Employers Can Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

February 25, 2019
“One of my coworker’s students committed suicide last summer. When my coworker found out, she didn’t say anything. However, I was able to recognize that something was wrong and I asked about it. We came together as a team and...
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Why Workplace Wellness Is Important

February 13, 2019
“Employees who feel burnout at work often blame their workplace: Three in four employees say their jobs are very stressful and are considering or actively looking for a new job,” according to research published by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. We spend...
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5 Surprising Mental Health Statistics

February 6, 2019
Mental health and substance use challenges can take many forms. There’s depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction and the list goes on. Some of these challenges are more visible and you might recognize them immediately. Others can be harder to see when...
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What Makes Mental Health First Aid Unique

February 1, 2019
Peer pressure in schools. Stress in the workplace. Negative memories you can’t let go of. Everyone faces personal challenges and their own journey to recovery. One of the things that makes Mental Health First Aid unique is tailored courses that...
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You Can #BeTheDifference Every Day

January 30, 2019
There are 1.5 million people trained to be the difference in their communities with Mental Health First Aid. This means that 1.5 million people know how to understand, recognize and respond to someone experiencing a mental health or substance use...
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NYC Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray: Changing the Way New York Addresses Mental Health

January 25, 2019
Dear Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray, Thank you for your personal commitment and leadership in making mental health a top priority of your administration and the city of New York. With your support, more than 90,000 New Yorkers...
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