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September 22, 2020

How Youth MHFA Can Help During and After COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting people of all ages across the country, including children and youth. Kids are not attending classes, participating…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
September 16, 2020

Five Ways You Can Help Youth Take Care of Their…

Starting a new school year is an exciting time but can also be a stressful one. Preparing for a new…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
July 17, 2020

Why tMHFA Is More Important Now Than Ever Before Yes

Together, we are facing a host of collective traumas, including a pandemic, ongoing racial inequity and systemic reform. In the…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 26, 2019

Why Are We Afraid of Mental Health?

Eventually we have to ask ourselves, “Why are we afraid of mental health?” As my high school experience came to…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 26, 2019

teen Mental Health First Aid Taught Me How to Save…

I wanted to help them. I wanted to say something. But, what could I do? What could I say? When…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 24, 2019

How To Ask An Adult For Help 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, Schools, Teen Mental Health, The "Awkward" Conversation
September 24, 2019

Five Ways to Manage Your Back-to-School Mental Health Yes

Getting good grades. College and job applications. Extra-curricular activities. The list goes on. High school students face pressure every day…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, 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 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

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
April 22, 2019

5 Ways to Manage Social Pressures to Drink in College

“In the United States, over 80 percent of college students have at least one alcoholic drink over a two-week time…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Substance Use