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August 14, 2018

Grad Students and Their Mental Health

“It’s probably not a big deal. I’m probably overreacting,” thought Sara, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, when…

Be The Difference, News, Schools
August 10, 2018

Teachers are Making a Difference in Student Health with Mental…

Mental health is an issue that touches teachers and school administrators in their work across the country. ThriveNYC has teamed…

Schools, ThriveNYC, Youth Mental Health
August 10, 2018

Every Eye Closed, Every Head Bowed

“If you see something, say something” became a popular slogan in the aftermath of 9/11; however, my eyes bore witness…

Guest Commentary, Schools, ThriveNYC, Youth Mental Health
August 6, 2018

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…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 2, 2018

#BeTheDifference This Back-to-School Season

As a trained Mental Health First Aider, you know that mental illness and substance use disorders are prevalent. And that’s…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
June 29, 2018

New York and Virginia Pave the Way with Mental Health…

For years, most states have mandated that schools provide physical health education. This year, New York and Virginia will be…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
June 20, 2018

How Youth Mental Health First Aid Dispels Myths About Suicide

With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide prevention and mental health awareness are a significant part…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 22, 2018

His College Knew of his Depression — his Parents Didn’t

In December 2016, Graham Burton, a sophomore at Hamilton College in upstate New York, died by suicide. His parents, Gina…

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