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June 22, 2018

3 Tips for Talking – and Listening – to Your…

This piece was originally published on GoodTherapy.org. Read it here. The teenage years are a time of gaining independence and…

Anxiety, Guest Commentary, News, Youth Mental Health
June 20, 2018

How Youth Mental Health First Aid Dispels Myths About Suicide

With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide prevention and mental health awareness are a significant part…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
June 14, 2018

Depression and Opioid Use Go Hand in Hand

Did you know that more than 40 percent of people who live with addiction also have another mental health challenge…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
June 6, 2018

Talk About It: Breaking the Stigma of Addiction and Mental…

As a flight attendant, Julie found herself drawn to the international nightlife, drinking at bars in London, cafes in Paris…

Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
May 7, 2018

Cloud 911 is Making a Difference Yes

Our Cloud 911 family – family in the professional, I-love-working-with-these-people-sense – is made up of people living with private pain:…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News, Public Safety, Technology
April 9, 2018

Why the Opioid Epidemic Is a Mental Health Crisis, Not…

“Drug crimes,” as they relate specifically to our nation’s opioid epidemic, appear to be flooding the news as of late.…

Guest Commentary, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
April 6, 2018

Mental Health First Aid: Indian Lake’s Response to a Community…

This piece was originally published on the Ohio Department of Education’s Extra Credit Blog. Read it here. I’m going to…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
March 29, 2018

Training Helps Successfully Manage Mental Health Crises

Here in St. Louis County, we’re very proud of this statistic: On average, our police officers have had to use…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
March 13, 2018

What is the Relationship Between Food and Mood?

It is well known that unhealthy eating patterns can cause mood swings. Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances are often…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News
March 9, 2018

A Mental Health App for the Black Community

This article was originally published on AfroPunk.com. Read the original piece here. We still have a serious issue in the black…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Technology
February 28, 2018

Depression and Addiction: Understanding Dual Diagnoses

Over 7.9 million people in the U.S. have a dual diagnosis according to a 2014 study by the National Alliance…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
February 16, 2018

Why Employers Need to Talk About Mental Health

Forty million individuals in the U.S. have a mental illness or condition according to Mental Health America’s 2017 data. That’s…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace