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circle of people holding hands raised in the air
circle of people holding hands raised in the air
September 26, 2022

Supporting a Loved One During National Recovery Month with Mental…

September marks National Recovery Month, an annual observance to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, recovery, Substance Use
rear view at sad man in a circle with supportive people
rear view at sad man in a circle with supportive people
September 6, 2022

Fentanyl Overdoses Spike, Mental Health First Aid Can Help You…

In June, two Ohio State University students died after taking what they believed to be Adderall, a prescription stimulant that…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, Mental Health First Aid, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
a woman confiding in her counselor
a woman confiding in her counselor
August 10, 2022

Thinking About Professional Help? Here’s Where to Start

Life can be challenging at times. Everyone experiences feelings like anxiety, sadness and stress now and then. While these feelings…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Healthcare, Mental Health First Aid, Substance Use
teens smiling and talking in a group
teens smiling and talking in a group
May 31, 2022

How to Talk to Your Teen About Tobacco Use

Tobacco use has often been portrayed as harmless, something the “cool” kids do, especially in popular TV shows aimed at…

Mental Health Month, Substance Use, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
people smiling putting their hands in a circle
people smiling putting their hands in a circle
May 9, 2022

National Prevention Week: A Resource Guide

May 8-14 is National Prevention Week, an annual observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)…

Mental Health Month, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
April 7, 2022

Alcohol Use Disorder is Not a Choice: Understanding and Supporting…

Many of us may be familiar with the phrase, “Hindsight is 20/20.” I know I am. I routinely wish I…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Substance Use
December 21, 2021

How to Support a Loved One in Recovery During the…

As you think about how to support loved ones this holiday season, make sure to give extra consideration to those…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
September 14, 2021

The Four Dimensions of Recovery and How You Can Support…

Addiction is complicated, and recovery from it is a challenge that millions of people in the United States face every…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
May 21, 2019

Living With my Brother’s Addiction Yes

It was the spring of 2009. I was preparing to graduate from college with my undergraduate degree when I received…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
April 30, 2019

15 Practical Tips for Low-Risk Drinking

A drink or two at the end of the day does no harm, right? This might be true for some,…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
April 25, 2019

5 Tips to Support Someone Who Does Not Want to…

“Could I have done more? Was I too harsh? Too easy? An enabler? Should I have kicked him out to…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
April 22, 2019

5 Ways to Manage Social Pressures to Drink in College

“In the United States, over 80 percent of college students have at least one alcoholic drink over a two-week time…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Substance Use