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Mental Health Month

May 19, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: By Being Observant, You…

Being a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor fits perfectly with where I’m at personally and professionally. Working in the largest psychiatric hospital in Texas – with a staff of more than 900 – I see how many people really, truly…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 17, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: One County’s MHFA Experience

“I didn’t want to go to the [Mental Health First Aid] training, but I did. I never thought I would use any…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 14, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: You Can Be a…

Taking Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, being a First Aider, has changed me. I’ve been with Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health (SYBH) for…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 12, 2021

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

How do you help someone who is struggling? How do you help them without making assumptions about what they are going through, and without making it worse?   These are…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Teen Mental Health
May 10, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Why I Teach Mental…

Brandon was an outgoing, fun-loving and enjoyable co-worker whose life ended abruptly after a night of heavy drinking. His death had a profound impact…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 7, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Changing the End of…

As Executive Director of CASA for Kids of South Central Texas, I feel it is vital to continue to grow with our staff…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 6, 2021

How to #BeTheDifference with MHFA this Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and especially after the events of the past 12-plus months, it’s crucial that we…

Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Self-Care
March 20, 2020

How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want…

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health Month, News
May 29, 2019

Cowboy Up: How Mental Health First Aid Helped Oklahoma Farmers

There is nothing more terrifying than seeing a wall of flames stretching from horizon to horizon, headed toward your home…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Rural Communities
May 28, 2019

Mental Health: Teach it Young

I was eight when my wonderful, tall, partially-bald-with-scant-red-hair dad with a smile that could light up a room died. His…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Youth Mental Health
May 22, 2019

The Question Forever: Why?

Annika was a beautiful soul we were blessed to have in our lives. She was a straight-A student, a musician…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 21, 2019

Living With my Brother’s Addiction Yes

It was the spring of 2009. I was preparing to graduate from college with my undergraduate degree when I received…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use