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March 2, 2020

The Role of MHFA in Catastrophic Events: Lessons Learned in…

Natural disasters affect lives and property in many ways, devastating communities through a chain of catastrophic sequences affecting social and…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
January 23, 2020

Helping People: Why I Became a Youth Mental Health First…

When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher so I could help people. I would play “school”…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
October 23, 2019

YMHFA is the Most Powerful Course Ever

Often, people suffer in silence rather than admit they are struggling and need help. And too often, people turn their…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
September 26, 2019

Why Are We Afraid of Mental Health?

Eventually we have to ask ourselves, “Why are we afraid of mental health?” As my high school experience came to…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 26, 2019

teen Mental Health First Aid Taught Me How to Save…

I wanted to help them. I wanted to say something. But, what could I do? What could I say? When…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 19, 2019

teen Mental Health First Aid is the Reminder We Needed

Forgetting to do your homework, misplacing a project that is due or leaving your lunch at home are all minor…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
July 30, 2019

Trauma, Growth and Healing in Refugee Communities

My journey working with refugee communities started three-and-a-half years ago, when I worked as a case manager and coordinated employment…

Cultural Diversity, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
June 24, 2019

tMHFA is a “Game Changer” Yes

I’ve never been embarrassed or felt shame about catching a cold or getting the flu. I remember having countless sports…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
June 19, 2019

The Importance of teen Mental Health First Aid

I have been a counselor for 15 years and have watched teens struggle with anxiety and depression. I have lost…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
June 14, 2019

Breaking the Misconceptions of Mental Health

Valley High School has been a part of the wellness movement for a couple years here in Las Vegas but…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
May 29, 2019

Cowboy Up: How Mental Health First Aid Helped Oklahoma Farmers

There is nothing more terrifying than seeing a wall of flames stretching from horizon to horizon, headed toward your home…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Rural Communities
May 28, 2019

Mental Health: Teach it Young

I was eight when my wonderful, tall, partially-bald-with-scant-red-hair dad with a smile that could light up a room died. His…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Youth Mental Health