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family and friends light sparklers together
family and friends light sparklers together
December 27, 2022

How to Set and Keep Wellbeing Intentions in the New…

No matter who you are or what your background is, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t appreciate a…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News, Self-Care, Wellbeing
smiling woman lying on bed and writing in journal
smiling woman lying on bed and writing in journal
November 17, 2022

The Importance of Practicing Gratitude and Celebrating Small Victories

November is National Gratitude month, and the beginning of the season when many people may begin to think about what…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care
distressed woman looks out the window
distressed woman looks out the window
November 15, 2022

Three Ways to Process Grief

When someone we love dies, experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, regret, guilt and sometimes even relief, is common and…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
smiling older adult and her smiling caregiver walk down a hall together
smiling older adult and her smiling caregiver walk down a hall together
November 2, 2022

Support Caregivers with Mental Health First Aid

November can be a time for s’mores, warm hoodies and crisp air. For me, it’s also a time to reflect,…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults, Self-Care
dad and two young kids dance around the living room
dad and two young kids dance around the living room
October 10, 2022

10 Ways to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Happy World Mental Health Day! Each year, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) joins the World Health Organization to raise awareness…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, recovery, Resources...
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