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people doing yoga outside
June 21, 2022

Prioritizing Mental Wellbeing in the Summer

After what feels like an eternity of stay-at-home orders and roped off public spaces, a somewhat “normal” summer is a…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
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
A woman smiling at her desk at work
A woman smiling at her desk at work
May 19, 2022

Why Employers Should Invest in Employee Mental Wellbeing

This month, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing scheduled a mental health day to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
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
A father putting his hand on his son's shoulder
A father putting his hand on his son's shoulder
May 3, 2022

Our Youth Are in Crisis, But It Is Not Too…

Our youth need our help. A new CDC survey shows significant increases in high school students reporting persistent feelings of…

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Alexander Hardy writing down reasons why he's a 'mhfa instructor.'
Alexander Hardy writing down reasons why he's a 'mhfa instructor.'
April 26, 2022

Five Ways to Use Food as a Tool for Practicing…

As a grits-powered mental health programming developer, facilitator and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor, food is more than a…

Guest Commentary, News, Self-Care
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Woman breathing calmly in front of a lake
April 12, 2022

Use Person-First Language to Reduce Stigma

For millennia, people living with mental health and substance use challenges were imprisoned, tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment. Our…

Mental Health First Aid, News
March 29, 2022

Bipolar Disorder: How to Help with Mental Health First Aid

You know that feeling when everything is going great, and suddenly you realize you’re 10 minutes late for an appointment,…

Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health First Aid, News
March 22, 2022

Protecting Your Mental Wellbeing as the Seasons Change

The moment many of us have been eagerly awaiting – the start of Spring — has finally arrived! Did you…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Workplace
March 14, 2022

How and Why to Practice Self-care

With mental health challenges on the increase– rates of depression alone have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic — it’s possible…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
March 4, 2022

On Employee Appreciation Day 2022, Focus on Mental Health

More than 33 million U.S. workers have quit their jobs since Spring 2021, and this wave, dubbed the “Great Resignation,”…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
March 2, 2022

Taking Care of Yourself and Others When It’s All Bad…

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

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Technology