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woman walks a fluffy white dog through an orchard of cherry blossoms
woman walks a fluffy white dog through an orchard of cherry blossoms
October 3, 2022

Living My Values

As a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer who is on the road and in virtual training spaces regularly, I…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care
a family playing on the beach at sunset
a family playing on the beach at sunset
August 23, 2022

5 Ways Employee Vacations Have Bottom-line Benefits

Taking time off from work has immense benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing. According to the American Psychological…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care, Workplace
College students walking together outside
College students walking together outside
August 15, 2022

Seven Self-care Tips for College Students Yes

As summer comes to a close and you make your way back to your (online or in-person) campus, it can…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Schools, Self-Care
mom and daughter meditating on the couch
mom and daughter meditating on the couch
August 1, 2022

An Introduction to Mental Wellbeing Yes

We’re bombarded with messages about our physical health. Commercials hawk the latest diet programs or supplements; magazines boast the best…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care, The "Awkward" Conversation
people doing yoga outside
people doing yoga outside
June 21, 2022

Prioritizing Mental Wellbeing in the Summer

After what feels like an eternity of stay-at-home orders and roped off public spaces, a somewhat “normal” summer is a…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
a veteran in a wheelchair hugging their children
a veteran in a wheelchair hugging their children
May 27, 2022

Supporting Veterans and Service Members on Memorial Day

Throughout my Army career, I carried a piece of paper folded in the breast pocket of my uniform with a…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health Month, News, Self-Care, Veterans
Alexander Hardy writing down reasons why he's a 'mhfa instructor.'
Alexander Hardy writing down reasons why he's a 'mhfa instructor.'
April 26, 2022

Five Ways to Use Food as a Tool for Practicing…

As a grits-powered mental health programming developer, facilitator and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor, food is more than a…

Guest Commentary, News, Self-Care
March 22, 2022

Protecting Your Mental Wellbeing as the Seasons Change

The moment many of us have been eagerly awaiting – the start of Spring — has finally arrived! Did you…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Workplace
March 14, 2022

How and Why to Practice Self-care

With mental health challenges on the increase– rates of depression alone have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic — it’s possible…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
March 2, 2022

Taking Care of Yourself and Others When It’s All Bad…

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Technology
February 22, 2022

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Understand and Overcome It

Many people go through periods where their moods are impacted by the changing of the seasons. Feeling ‘down’ in the…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
February 8, 2022

How to Survive (and Thrive) This Valentine’s Day

Somewhere around the time the New Year’s Eve parties ended, retail displays transformed from winter wonderlands to Cupid’s playgrounds. But…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care