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August 22, 2019

Why Healthy Friendships are Important for Mental Health

When Ethan Call’s usually reliable friend didn’t come to church services, he was worried and texted her. She responded that…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
August 20, 2019

Talking to Your Family About Mental Health Yes

Mental health can be hard to talk about, and sometimes it’s hardest to talk about with the people we’re closest…

Mental Health First Aid, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
August 15, 2019

Five Tips for Nonjudgmental Listening

It’s hard to be nonjudgmental all the time. We automatically make judgments about people from the minute we first see…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
August 13, 2019

How to Practice Self-care on a Busy Schedule

You’re making a difference for so many people, but how can you be the difference for yourself? You can practice…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
August 8, 2019

How to Support a Loved One Who’s Going Through a…

One in five adults experience a mental illness in a given year. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not well…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
July 30, 2019

Trauma, Growth and Healing in Refugee Communities

My journey working with refugee communities started three-and-a-half years ago, when I worked as a case manager and coordinated employment…

Cultural Diversity, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
July 22, 2019

Five Ways to be More Culturally Aware

Think about your typical day. What do you see around you? Most likely, you will see people of all ages,…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
July 15, 2019

“Why is it still so hard for young people of…

“My mom is a preacher and she never made me feel like it would be weird [to go to therapy].…

Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News, Teen Mental Health
July 11, 2019

Four Ways Culture Impacts Mental Health

What comes to mind when you think about culture? For a lot of us, we immediately think of what’s right…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
July 2, 2019

How You Can Help A Friend in Crisis Yes

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 9-1-1, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255),…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
June 26, 2019

Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress Yes

“More than nine in 10 Generation Z adults (ages 15-21) said they have experienced at least one physical or emotional…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Teen Mental Health
June 24, 2019

tMHFA is a “Game Changer” Yes

I’ve never been embarrassed or felt shame about catching a cold or getting the flu. I remember having countless sports…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health