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Mental Health First Aid

December 17, 2018

How to Help Someone Who Self-Harms

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re not sure if someone is purposefully hurting themselves with suicidal intentions, please read our guide on…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
December 13, 2018

Pharmacists on the Front Lines With Mental Health First Aid

“It didn’t take much convincing for Clark Bishop, PharmD, to decide to become a trainer in Mental Health First Aid,”…

Mental Health First Aid, News
December 11, 2018

How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide
December 4, 2018

How to Help Someone Who is Having a Panic Attack

Six million American adults have panic disorder, meaning they experience repeated episodes of intense fear called panic attacks. Even people…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News
November 30, 2018

How Mental Health First Aid Can Help Home-Bound Seniors

When Cindy Whitney saw that many of the 400 to 500 home-bound seniors in Maine whom she serves had mental…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults
November 20, 2018

A Safe Space for Veterans to Share Their Stories –…

Men and women in the military are trained to protect themselves, their comrades and our country. In combat zones, service…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
October 25, 2018

Alaskan Instructor Travels 700 Miles to Spread Mental Health First…

Jill Ramsey, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, traveled more than 700 miles to teach a course in St. Paul,…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Rural Communities
October 23, 2018

I Respond to People on the Worst Days of Their…

Growing up, everyone I knew wanted to be a police officer, doctor or firefighter. Me? I wanted to be a…

Fire/EMS, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
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
October 16, 2018

First Responders Suffer: How Mental Health First Aid Can Help

Some days John McCormack feels like he can take on the world. But then he hears a baby cry or…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, 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
April 18, 2018

Over $50 Million Available to Support Mental Health First Aid:…

This post originally appeared on Linda’s Corner Office Blog. Read it here. National Council and SAMHSA to Host Informational Webinars…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News