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December 6, 2017

Holiday Self-Care Tips from the Mental Health First Aid Community

The holiday season can be a time filled with joy, love and family. But financial stress, busy social calendars and…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, News
December 4, 2017

During the Holidays, Remember It’s Not Selfish to Take Time…

When you think of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Is it symbols of jolliness and cheer, or depression…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, News
December 1, 2017

How To #BeTheDifference This December

For many, December marks the start of the holiday season. But the holidays don’t represent a season of joy for…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, News
November 27, 2017

Mental Health Emergencies Happen. Learn How to Help. Yes

Millions of people every year take a CPR or first aid class to learn how to recognize and care for…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News
November 20, 2017

Mental Health in Veteran and Rural Communities

Think that rural communities don’t face mental health challenges? Nothing could be further from the truth. Maybe it’s because we are small,…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 17, 2017

Discovering Mental Health First Aid through Lady Gaga, Born This…

When John Martinez lost his partner in the June 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, he turned to music –…

Be The Difference, Depression, News
November 6, 2017

Mental Health First Aid for Our Boots-on-the-Ground

I am a veteran. When I returned home to Amarillo, Texas after being deployed to Afghanistan with the Army’s 82nd…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 3, 2017

How To #BeTheDifference This November

November 11 is Veterans Day, so we’re focusing on veteran and military mental health for the entire month of November.…

Be The Difference, News, Veterans
November 1, 2017

Another Voice: Mental Health Training Supports Police Officers

Approximately one in 10 police calls involves a person with mental illness, making police the nation’s de facto first responders…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
October 30, 2017

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department: ‘We’re Not Untouchable’

Maj. Jim Cleek, commander of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Training Bureau, found out his son was living with…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
October 27, 2017

A Cup of Coffee with Room for Suicide Prevention

At any coffee house in the country, you can get a solid cup of coffee, do some work, catch up…

Be The Difference, News, Suicide
October 25, 2017

Breaking the Silence: One Cop’s Story of Hope and Courage…

If you haven’t read Part I of Sgt. Eric Weaver’s inspirational story, click here. In 2002, a fellow officer and…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety, Suicide