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October 18, 2018

“What is the Worst Call You Have Ever Been On?”

 Have you ever asked a firefighter, “What is the worst call you has ever been on?” Don’t! Your well-meaning question…

Fire/EMS, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
fire truck driving through a city
fire truck driving through a city
October 4, 2018

Stepping Out of the Vacuum and Into the Community

We don’t provide our services in a vacuum. We are people who provide services to other people. And like many…

Fire/EMS, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
September 25, 2018

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Options for College Students

From living on your own to partying without a curfew, college offers a panoply of first-time experiences. There’s one “first,”…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Schools
September 18, 2018

Cutting the Stigma

Damien Johnson owns and operates Charlotte, N.C.’s No Grease Barber School and knows firsthand how mental illness impacts his clients. Johnson…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
September 14, 2018

What I Learned After I Lost Two Brothers to Suicide

A death by suicide is often met with a would’ve, could’ve or should’ve. If he would’ve told me, maybe I…

Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
September 6, 2018

One Man’s Story of Incarceration to Healing and Addiction to…

Hi, my name is Ramon Cruz and I am a person in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.…

Guest Commentary, Men, Minority Health, News, Substance Use
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