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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
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
October 5, 2017

GirlTrek to Bring Mental Health First Aid to College Campuses…

Nearly half of students across college campuses report having a diagnosable psychiatric disorder every year, while one-third have seriously considered…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools
August 10, 2017

National Council for Behavioral Health and Lady Gaga’s Born This…

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2017) – Mental health matters. That’s the message behind a partnership between the National Council for…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases, Youth Mental Health
July 28, 2017

The Quiet Power of Empathic Listening

Many of us forget that we all possess one of the most effective tools to aid someone experiencing a mental…

Mental Health First Aid, News
May 3, 2016

The Story of Two Mothers

This post is adapted from comments shared at the Atlantic Summit on Mental Health and Addiction held on April 12 in…

Mental Health First Aid, News
January 25, 2016

My List of 2016 Priorities

 I recently sat down with Julie Miller, Editor in Chief of Behavioral Healthcare Magazine, to talk about what’s coming in…

Be 1 in a Million, Mental Health First Aid, News, Technology
August 27, 2015

Born This Way: A Young Person’s Experience with Mental Health…

High school student and Born This Way Foundation ambassador Alexa Branco talks about her experience taking a Mental Health First…

Mental Health First Aid, News
July 21, 2015

Mental health issues don’t take the day off

*Reprinted from Aetna Health Section. Mental health issues don’t stay at home. They don’t take a vacation and they seldom…

Mental Health First Aid, News
July 2, 2015

4 Ways You Can Support Veterans Living With PTSD in…

With Independence Day upon us, learn some ways you can help support those who have served our country. 1)  Put…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans