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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 www.BravadoHealth.com. 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 GoodTherapy.org. 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
June 6, 2018

Talk About It: Breaking the Stigma of Addiction and Mental…

As a flight attendant, Julie found herself drawn to the international nightlife, drinking at bars in London, cafes in Paris…

Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
May 7, 2018

Cloud 911 is Making a Difference Yes

Our Cloud 911 family – family in the professional, I-love-working-with-these-people-sense – is made up of people living with private pain:…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News, Public Safety, Technology
April 9, 2018

Why the Opioid Epidemic Is a Mental Health Crisis, Not…

“Drug crimes,” as they relate specifically to our nation’s opioid epidemic, appear to be flooding the news as of late.…

Guest Commentary, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
April 6, 2018

Mental Health First Aid: Indian Lake’s Response to a Community…

This piece was originally published on the Ohio Department of Education’s Extra Credit Blog. Read it here. I’m going to…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
March 29, 2018

Training Helps Successfully Manage Mental Health Crises

Here in St. Louis County, we’re very proud of this statistic: On average, our police officers have had to use…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety