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smiling male teacher stands in a classroom
October 4, 2022

4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 65% of employees say they are rethinking the place that work should have in their…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
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woman walks a fluffy white dog through an orchard of cherry blossoms
October 3, 2022

Living My Values

As a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer who is on the road and in virtual training spaces regularly, I…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care
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circle of people holding hands raised in the air
September 26, 2022

Supporting a Loved One During National Recovery Month with Mental…

September marks National Recovery Month, an annual observance to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, recovery, Substance Use
woman presenting to a room full of colleagues
woman presenting to a room full of colleagues
September 20, 2022

Beyond the Classroom: How Mental Health First Aid Helps Your…

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is more than a vital awareness and education training. It’s also a great avenue for…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Workplace
group of smiling people huddling in a circle
group of smiling people huddling in a circle
September 14, 2022

Suicide Prevention Month: A Resource Guide

In 2020, nearly 46,000 people in the U.S. died by suicide — an average of one person every 11 minutes…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Suicide
rear view at sad man in a circle with supportive people
rear view at sad man in a circle with supportive people
September 6, 2022

Fentanyl Overdoses Spike, Mental Health First Aid Can Help You…

In June, two Ohio State University students died after taking what they believed to be Adderall, a prescription stimulant that…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, Mental Health First Aid, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
Girl hugging boy outside
Girl hugging boy outside
September 1, 2022

Suicide is Preventable: How to Help with Mental Health First…

If you or someone you know is in crisis or having suicidal thoughts, contact someone immediately! • If you feel…

Be The Difference, Mental Health Month, Suicide, The "Awkward" Conversation
a family playing on the beach at sunset
a family playing on the beach at sunset
August 23, 2022

5 Ways Employee Vacations Have Bottom-line Benefits

Taking time off from work has immense benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing. According to the American Psychological…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care, Workplace
College students walking together outside
College students walking together outside
August 15, 2022

Seven Self-care Tips for College Students Yes

As summer comes to a close and you make your way back to your (online or in-person) campus, it can…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Schools, Self-Care
youth posing for a picture
youth posing for a picture
August 12, 2022

An Essential Education: Mental Health First Aid for Emerging Adults

As young adults carve out their place in the world, their new interests and pursuits often push them away from…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, Schools, Youth Mental Health
a woman confiding in her counselor
a woman confiding in her counselor
August 10, 2022

Thinking About Professional Help? Here’s Where to Start

Life can be challenging at times. Everyone experiences feelings like anxiety, sadness and stress now and then. While these feelings…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Healthcare, Mental Health First Aid, Substance Use
mom and daughter meditating on the couch
mom and daughter meditating on the couch
August 1, 2022

An Introduction to Mental Wellbeing Yes

We’re bombarded with messages about our physical health. Commercials hawk the latest diet programs or supplements; magazines boast the best…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care, The "Awkward" Conversation