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Mental Health First Aid

group of smiling people huddling in a circle
group of smiling people huddling in a circle
September 14, 2022

Suicide Prevention Month: A Resource Guide

In 2020, nearly 46,000 people in the U.S. died by suicide — an average of one person every 11 minutes…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Suicide
rear view at sad man in a circle with supportive people
rear view at sad man in a circle with supportive people
September 6, 2022

Fentanyl Overdoses Spike, Mental Health First Aid Can Help You…

In June, two Ohio State University students died after taking what they believed to be Adderall, a prescription stimulant that…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, Mental Health First Aid, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
a family playing on the beach at sunset
a family playing on the beach at sunset
August 23, 2022

5 Ways Employee Vacations Have Bottom-line Benefits

Taking time off from work has immense benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing. According to the American Psychological…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care, Workplace
College students walking together outside
College students walking together outside
August 15, 2022

Seven Self-care Tips for College Students Yes

As summer comes to a close and you make your way back to your (online or in-person) campus, it can…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Schools, Self-Care
youth posing for a picture
youth posing for a picture
August 12, 2022

An Essential Education: Mental Health First Aid for Emerging Adults

As young adults carve out their place in the world, their new interests and pursuits often push them away from…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, Schools, Youth Mental Health
a woman confiding in her counselor
a woman confiding in her counselor
August 10, 2022

Thinking About Professional Help? Here’s Where to Start

Life can be challenging at times. Everyone experiences feelings like anxiety, sadness and stress now and then. While these feelings…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Healthcare, Mental Health First Aid, Substance Use
mom and daughter meditating on the couch
mom and daughter meditating on the couch
August 1, 2022

An Introduction to Mental Wellbeing Yes

We’re bombarded with messages about our physical health. Commercials hawk the latest diet programs or supplements; magazines boast the best…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care, The "Awkward" Conversation
teen folding her arms across her chest
teen folding her arms across her chest
July 26, 2022

Consider Culture When Communicating with Young People

According to the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) curriculum, culture shapes people’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviors when it comes…

Be The Difference, Cultural Diversity, Health Disparities, Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health
policy makers on the steps of a courthouse
policy makers on the steps of a courthouse
July 22, 2022

Mental Health First Aid Partnership Spotlight: National Association of Counties

In June, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing announced a new partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Workplace
PHD students chatting in a library
PHD students chatting in a library
July 19, 2022

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Announces 2022 Mental Health First…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2022 Contact Sophia Majlessi SophiaM@TheNationalCouncil.org 202-621-1631 One-time $5,000 awards support research to improve training and…

Mental Health First Aid, Press Releases
Coworker putting hand on another coworker's back
Coworker putting hand on another coworker's back
July 12, 2022

Why Employee Mental Health Should be Part of Your Diversity,…

Many organizations are prioritizing the implementation of effective diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strategies to better support employees of…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, Workplace
Women of different backgrounds smiling
Women of different backgrounds smiling
July 6, 2022

Incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging into Mental Health First…

Historically marginalized communities, such as communities of color, face disproportionate challenges around access to and quality of mental health and…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health