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August 30, 2021

tMHFA Taught Me to Take Care of My Mental Health…

In my sophomore year at Bellows Free Academy High School (St. Albans, Vermont), I attended a small conference at nearby…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Sports, Teen Mental Health
May 4, 2018

Missy Franklin Shares Her Story, Knocking Down Mental Health Stigma

Four months before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin was diagnosed with depression,…

Be The Difference, News, Sports
February 27, 2018

A Gold Medal Stand Against Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are disturbingly pervasive among figure skaters, yet the skating community has long swept them under the rug. This…

Be The Difference, Eating Disorders, Men, News, Sports
January 3, 2018

This Former NFL Quarterback is Tackling Mental Health Off the…

You may think jumping out of a car traveling 75 miles-per-hour would be a good reason for someone to seek…

Be The Difference, Men, News, Sports, Suicide
September 6, 2017

How to #BeTheDifference On and Off the Field

Visualize this: a college student athlete lies on a soccer field with a broken leg. Of course, she gets immediate…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Sports
May 27, 2017

Mental Health First Aid is the Team Player You Need Yes

Even before the stress of college begins to set in, one in four students has a history of mental illness…

Be The Difference, Schools, Sports
May 25, 2017

Suicide in the Prison System: A Preventable Tragedy

The recent suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez is only one of an upward trend in suicides of people…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Sports, Suicide