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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 10, 2018

Every Eye Closed, Every Head Bowed

“If you see something, say something” became a popular slogan in the aftermath of 9/11; however, my eyes bore witness…

Guest Commentary, Schools, ThriveNYC, Youth Mental Health
August 9, 2018

Guest Commentary from Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York

Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Guest Commentary from Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York

I grew up in a home where quiet was abundant. My parents loved me and my siblings and they worked…

Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 8, 2018

5 Things to Know for Supporting a Loved One Living…

Your patience and understanding will make all the difference in your loved one’s bipolar disorder treatment and recovery—these tried and…

Bipolar Disorder, Guest Commentary, News
July 30, 2018

Starting the Conversation: Mental Health First Aid at Work

This piece was originally published on Linda’s Corner Office blog. Read it here. How we spend our days is, of course, how…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
July 25, 2018

Depression in Older Adults: How to Help

Our beloved America is in constant mourning over the many people who have lost their lives to suicide. From celebrity…

Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
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
July 11, 2018

Addressing Mental Health is Critical to Treating Physical Illness

Unless you’ve experienced it firsthand, it’s nearly impossible to understand the emotional impact receiving a poor physical prognosis can have…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News
July 6, 2018

Is Social Media Impacting Youth Depression?

This article originally appeared on Read it here. In July 2017, my 20-year-old son’s best friend, Jack, took his own…

Guest Commentary, News, Suicide, Technology, Youth Mental Health
June 22, 2018

3 Tips for Talking – and Listening – to Your…

This piece was originally published on 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