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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
February 5, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Has Changed the Way We Do…

In my 10 years as a corrections officer, I have witnessed many changes – the biggest of which has been our…

Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

I am a mom and a suicide loss survivor. The tragic loss of my 26-year-old son, Jared Coffin, almost three…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
January 31, 2018

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Make You Better at Your Job?

This article originally appeared on manta.com. Read the original post here. These healthy habits can have a big impact on your…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
January 8, 2018

Live, Live: Small Reasons to Survive in 2018

In 2017, I ditched the resolutions, which was a wise move. Here I quote myself, from less than a year…

Guest Commentary, New Year's, News
November 29, 2017

What Does “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Mean for Mental Health?

When I enlisted, it was not possible for openly transgender individuals to serve in the military. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
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 22, 2017

Wearing the Uniform, but Living in the Dark

No one said this job was going to be easy. But if you asked me five years into my career,…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
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 15, 2017

Turning Accessibility into Improved Care

It was about 8:45 p.m. on a slow weeknight in early 2011. We were ready to close the pharmacy down…

Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News
November 13, 2017

Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide: Veteran and Military Mental Health

The idea that military-connected individuals and civilians cannot understand one another, often referred to as the civilian-military divide, is one…

Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News, Veterans
November 8, 2017

How Addiction Is a Brain Disorder

Addiction is a brain disorder. That finding is still relatively new within the scientific community, having only really emerged during…

Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use