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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
June 21, 2019

Entertainers Remind Us That We’re Not Alone

You are not alone. Even though it can be hard to believe it when you’re faced with a mental health…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
June 19, 2019

Why Teen Mental Health Needs to be Addressed Yes

“It’s not really ‘normal’ to talk about mental health with people. Being able to help everyone know about mental health…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
June 19, 2019

Three Ways to Use Social Media Positively

“While notable shares [of teens] say they at times feel overwhelmed by the drama on social media and pressure to…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Technology, Teen Mental Health
June 19, 2019

The Importance of teen Mental Health First Aid

I have been a counselor for 15 years and have watched teens struggle with anxiety and depression. I have lost…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
June 14, 2019

Breaking the Misconceptions of Mental Health

Valley High School has been a part of the wellness movement for a couple years here in Las Vegas but…

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