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October 9, 2020

Lead by Supporting Employee Mental Health

Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, invites you to bring MHFA at Work to…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
September 3, 2020

How Youth Mental Health First Aid Helps Our Community Grow…

Our community is experiencing stressors like we haven’t seen in our lifetime. — and we can become stronger as a…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
August 21, 2020

tMHFA is Helping Create a Kinder and Braver World

“Really, another mental health program?”  “We all know none of these make any difference anyways.”  These were the common grumbles…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
June 29, 2020

Black Boots, Gender Identity and teen Mental Health First Aid

Since I came out as transgender in seventh grade, I’ve worn the same black boots — black, thick-toed, lace-up. (Not…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
May 29, 2020

Supporting SMP Employees During COVID-19

SMP offered Mental Health First Aid at Work (MHFA) training on February 13, and the timing was fortuitous. The workshop…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
May 21, 2020

How We Can Use Our MHFA Training During COVID-19

“This is an unusual time.” “This is an uncertain time.” “We are living in unprecedented times.” I never anticipated hearing…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 11, 2020

Supporting Our First Responders, Inmates, and Communities with MHFA During…

What do we do when our world is turned upside down? During a pandemic, when the playbook is being written…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety
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
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