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April 6, 2018

Mental Health First Aid: Indian Lake’s Response to a Community…

This piece was originally published on the Ohio Department of Education’s Extra Credit Blog. Read it here. I’m going to…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
December 18, 2017

Mental Illness Leads to More High School Dropouts

Older teens living with depression are twice as likely to drop out of high school than their peers without depression,…

News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
October 5, 2017

GirlTrek to Bring Mental Health First Aid to College Campuses…

Nearly half of students across college campuses report having a diagnosable psychiatric disorder every year, while one-third have seriously considered…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools
September 19, 2017

Even Teachers Need To Be Taught

Teachers today are called upon to do much more than just teach their area of expertise, whether its math or…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
September 11, 2017

Confronting Mental Health at School: A Success Story

On her good days, Michelle was a ray of sunshine. On her not-so-good days, she was withdrawn, agitated and erratic.…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
September 8, 2017

How To #BeTheDifference in September

September is already underway and we’re continuing our focus on mental health at school as part of our #BeTheDifference campaign. Whether in…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 30, 2017

Why This New Study From Lady Gaga’s Born This Way…

In just two weeks, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and the Benenson Strategy Group conducted over 4,000 interviews for…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 17, 2017

6 Ways to Support Your College Student’s Mental Health

College marks a new beginning in a child’s life – for many it’s the first tentative steps away from the…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 14, 2017

Pleas to Stop Bullying Go Unanswered with Deadly Results

“You can’t always stop a bully, but you can reach out to someone being bullied so they don’t feel so…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 7, 2017

How To Take Care of Your Mental Health During Back-to-School…

August is back-to-school month, and we all know what that means. The new school year means new clothes, shoes, school…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 3, 2017

4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List

It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a teacher and scrambling to make sure your classroom is…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
June 20, 2017

Teaching Mental Health in the Classroom

Valencia D. Clay was 28-years-old when she finally got care for her major depressive disorder. Before then, she didn’t have…

Be The Difference, Depression, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health