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April 23, 2020

How I’m Using MHFA to Help My Community During COVID-19

On March 10, I stood in a classroom teaching Mental Health First Aid. I was three hours away from the…

Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Technology
August 10, 2018

Mental Health First Aid In New York City’s Muslim Community

“Hello, I am the protective factor,” was the unorthodox greeting I recently received following congregational prayer in my local mosque.…

Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Faith Communities are Saving Lives with Mental Health First Aid

Many faith communities are at the front lines of the fight for better mental health. A faith community – whether…

Faith Communities, ThriveNYC
July 13, 2018

Caring for the Whole Person: Body, Mind and Soul

For more than a decade, I was a global advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS. Sadly, I grew accustomed to…

Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, News
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
May 27, 2017

Faith-based Communities Can be Pillars for Mental Health Support

Faith-based groups across the nation are reacting to acts of violence and vandalism, like the recent defacing of a synagogue…

Be The Difference, Faith Communities