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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
teen folding her arms across her chest
teen folding her arms across her chest
July 26, 2022

Consider Culture When Communicating with Young People

According to the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) curriculum, culture shapes people’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviors when it comes…

Be The Difference, Cultural Diversity, Health Disparities, Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health
policy makers on the steps of a courthouse
policy makers on the steps of a courthouse
July 22, 2022

Mental Health First Aid Partnership Spotlight: National Association of Counties

In June, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing announced a new partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Workplace
Young women applying to be MHFA Ambassador
Young women applying to be MHFA Ambassador
June 13, 2022

Ignite Awareness: How to Be a Mental Health First Aid…

It’s no secret that there is an unprecedented mental health crisis in the U.S. However, there is something we can…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid
March 9, 2022

Empowering Women’s Wellbeing: in Partnership with the kate spade new…

In honor of Women’s History Month, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is sharing expert insight from National Trainer Jen Cox…

Be The Difference, Health Disparities, Mental Health First Aid, Women, Workplace
January 22, 2020

Why Mental Health First Aid?

We’ve all heard of CPR. And because of it, many of us know what to do if someone is choking…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide
December 20, 2019

You Can #BeTheDifference in 2020: Tips from MHFA Instructors

As the number of Americans facing a mental health condition continues to grow every day, we want to help you…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News
September 18, 2019

Jason Cash: “I Am the 2 Millionth First Aider and…

“To this day, 18 years later, I can drive down Woodruff and Spring Streets and see the image of a…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News