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July 25, 2017

A Tendril of Hope for Mental Health and Incarceration

“A Dickensian nightmare” is how the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania described the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ treatment of mentally…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News
July 18, 2017

It’s Our Turn to Respond to the Mental Health Needs…

When you put on a first responder uniform, you’re expected to be ”brave, strong and courageous – giving help and…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
July 14, 2017

Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery In – and With –…

“It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up.” That’s the mantra of David Yarborough, a full-time peer…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
July 12, 2017

Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work

My workplace is understanding about mental health challenges. My recent viral Tweet showing my CEO’s amazing response to my request…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News
July 7, 2017

Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too

Rodolfo Silva was prepared to handle death – at least he thought he was. During his first year as a…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News
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tips for talking to your teenager
June 28, 2017

5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health

Talking to your teenager (or a teenager you know) about, well, anything, can be difficult. When it comes to sensitive…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
June 27, 2017

When Medical Professionals Face Mental Health Issues

After months of what felt like a never-ending downward spiral, Adam Hill found himself deep in the woods, bottle of…

Be The Difference, Depression, Healthcare, News
June 21, 2017

Toward Understanding the Mental Health of Trans Men

Be The Difference, Men, News
June 21, 2017

Toward Understanding the Mental Health of Trans Men

The numbers are both daunting and appalling: 75 percent of suicide victims in the United States are men; 41 percent…

Be The Difference, Men, News
June 20, 2017

Teaching Mental Health in the Classroom

Valencia D. Clay was 28-years-old when she finally got care for her major depressive disorder. Before then, she didn’t have…

Be The Difference, Depression, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
June 18, 2017

A Father’s Plea for Care: Mental Health, Addiction and the…

A father’s plea echoes the desperation of many families across the United States as they watch their loved ones, who…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News
June 16, 2017

For Father’s Day, Ask Your Dad This Question…

Be The Difference, Men, News
June 16, 2017

For Father’s Day, Ask Your Dad This Question…

“How are you?” No, “How are you, really?” For many of us, our fathers are symbols of unwavering strength. When…

Be The Difference, Men, News
June 12, 2017

A Tragic Plea for More Mental Health Training for Law…

When Desmond Phillip was shot and killed by two Chico, Calif., police officers, the city’s police department was not prepared…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety