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October 23, 2017

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

“If I don’t tell you something, I’m going to kill myself.” I said these words to my then-wife in the…

Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
October 20, 2017

Restoring Community in an Interconnected, But Lonely, World

“We are in community each time we find a place where we belong.” — Peter Block Our young people are…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Youth Mental Health
October 18, 2017

Why Running Is So Good for Your Brain

The fact that running is good for cardiovascular health is now conventional wisdom. That running is good for the brain,…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News
October 16, 2017

School Officer Becomes Youth Mental Health First Aid Ambassador

On a warm fall afternoon in Kansas Public School District #500, Officer Orlando Singleton takes a breather after helping another…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety, Youth Mental Health
October 12, 2017

Mental Health First Aid in the Orland Park Police Department

In March 2016, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) launched the One Mind Campaign in response to the…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
October 10, 2017

Good Health Is Good Business: World Mental Health Day 2017

“The health of business depends on the health of workers.” –– Maria P. Neira, Director, WHO Department of Public Health…

Be The Difference, News, Workplace
October 3, 2017

Why Mental Health Training is So Important for Law Enforcement

Charleena Lyles. Alfred Olango. James Hall. These are only three out of the countless people with mental illness who have…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety
October 2, 2017

How to #BeTheDifference in October

Last October, the International Association of Chiefs of Police launched the One Mind Campaign, which focuses on improving relationships between police and the…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
September 29, 2017

Continue to Be a Lifeline as Suicide Prevention Month Comes…

Hilda Marie’s worst nightmare was unfolding right before her eyes. Teetering at the edge of the platform was a woman…

Be The Difference, News, Suicide
September 26, 2017

Fostering a Mental Health Ministry Yes

I immediately saw the need when I heard about Mental Health First Aid from a church member. As a pastor,…

Be The Difference, Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, News
September 21, 2017

ALGEE In Action: Helping a Friend In Need

I never expected to put the things I learned from Mental Health First Aid to use so soon. As a…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News
September 15, 2017

The Mental Health Impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

When natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma strike, the number one priority is physical safety. But after the initial…

Be The Difference, News