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distressed woman looks out the window
November 15, 2022

Three Ways to Process Grief

When someone we love dies, experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, regret, guilt and sometimes even relief, is common and…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
closeup of American flag patch on army fatigues
closeup of American flag patch on army fatigues
November 9, 2022

Giving Reassurance to Veterans on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, it is important to remember that not every service member experiences Veterans Day in the same way.…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
smiling older adult and her smiling caregiver walk down a hall together
smiling older adult and her smiling caregiver walk down a hall together
November 2, 2022

Support Caregivers with Mental Health First Aid

November can be a time for s’mores, warm hoodies and crisp air. For me, it’s also a time to reflect,…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults, Self-Care
closeup of a line of police officers
closeup of a line of police officers
October 28, 2022

Mental Health First Aid in Action: The Importance of the…

What we say and do in response to the signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety
dad and two young kids dance around the living room
dad and two young kids dance around the living room
October 10, 2022

10 Ways to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Happy World Mental Health Day! Each year, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) joins the World Health Organization to raise awareness…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, recovery, Resources...
smiling male teacher stands in a classroom
smiling male teacher stands in a classroom
October 4, 2022

4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 65% of employees say they are rethinking the place that work should have in their…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
people doing yoga outside
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