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Mental Health Month

Girl hugging boy outside
Girl hugging boy outside
September 1, 2022

Suicide is Preventable: How to Help with Mental Health First…

If you or someone you know is in crisis or having suicidal thoughts, contact someone immediately! • If you feel…

Be The Difference, Mental Health Month, Suicide, The "Awkward" Conversation
teens smiling and talking in a group
teens smiling and talking in a group
May 31, 2022

How to Talk to Your Teen About Tobacco Use

Tobacco use has often been portrayed as harmless, something the “cool” kids do, especially in popular TV shows aimed at…

Mental Health Month, Substance Use, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
a veteran in a wheelchair hugging their children
a veteran in a wheelchair hugging their children
May 27, 2022

Supporting Veterans and Service Members on Memorial Day

Throughout my Army career, I carried a piece of paper folded in the breast pocket of my uniform with a…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health Month, News, Self-Care, Veterans
Derrick Sanders in front of a police vehicle
Derrick Sanders in front of a police vehicle
May 25, 2022

Mental Health First Aid is the Invisible Tool We All…

Deputy sheriff. Army veteran. Crisis intervention specialist. Hostage negotiator. These titles paint a picture of the multitude of trainings I’ve…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health Month, Public Safety
people smiling putting their hands in a circle
people smiling putting their hands in a circle
May 9, 2022

National Prevention Week: A Resource Guide

May 8-14 is National Prevention Week, an annual observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)…

Mental Health Month, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
May 28, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Divine Disruption and Compassionate…

I became a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor to address the mental health stigma that exists among Black men…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 28, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: tMHFA Prepared Me to…

Mental health is a very important topic that needs to be talked about more often. Mental health challenges are more prevalent in our society now than ever before. In…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Teen Mental Health
May 27, 2021

Voces de Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental: Brindar esperanza me…

En noviembre de 2011 obtuve mi certificación como rescatista en Primeros Auxilios para la Salud Mental. Me impresionó mucho todo…

En Español, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Workplace
May 27, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Giving Them Hope Motivates…

In November 2011, I became certified as a Mental Health First Aider. I was so impressed with what I learned, I attended another training the following January – I wanted to be…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Workplace
May 26, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Taking a Holistic Approach…

Our company began its journey providing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in 2018, after noticing an increase in employees…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Workplace
May 24, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Working Together to Support…

Mental health has always been a focus in my life, starting with my own struggles as an adolescent. As such,…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
May 21, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First…

In December 2020, I took a Youth Mental Health First Aid class. This training teaches parents, teachers and other adults how to…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Youth Mental Health