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November 9, 2021

How to Support Military Members and Veterans During COVID-19

It has been nearly two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and communities across the country continue to…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
November 8, 2019

How MHFA Can Help Military Members, Veterans and Their Families

“Prior to deployment, service men and women are trained in basic first aid so that we are equipped to address…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
November 7, 2019

Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

“So many men and women who served our country did so much more than me and were in so much…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
February 1, 2019

What Makes Mental Health First Aid Unique

Peer pressure in schools. Stress in the workplace. Negative memories you can’t let go of. Everyone faces personal challenges and…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults, Public Safety...
November 20, 2018

A Safe Space for Veterans to Share Their Stories –…

Men and women in the military are trained to protect themselves, their comrades and our country. In combat zones, service…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
November 9, 2018

The Positive Impact of Mental Health First Aid on the…

When I was a child, I lost my grandfather, a WWII veteran, to suicide and my dad, a Vietnam veteran,…

Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
American flag with dog tags
American flag with dog tags
November 6, 2018

Suicide Among Veterans and Why It Matters

Why do so many veterans die by suicide? Thomas Ricks is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, he reported…

News, Suicide, Veterans
veteran's family
veteran's family
October 31, 2018

You Can #BeTheDifference for Veterans in November Yes

It is estimated that there are 19.6 million veterans living in the U. S. While military service can increase resilience…

Be The Difference, News, Veterans
November 29, 2017

What Does “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Mean for Mental Health?

When I enlisted, it was not possible for openly transgender individuals to serve in the military. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 20, 2017

Mental Health in Veteran and Rural Communities

Think that rural communities don’t face mental health challenges? Nothing could be further from the truth. Maybe it’s because we are small,…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 13, 2017

Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide: Veteran and Military Mental Health

The idea that military-connected individuals and civilians cannot understand one another, often referred to as the civilian-military divide, is one…

Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News, Veterans
November 6, 2017

Mental Health First Aid for Our Boots-on-the-Ground

I am a veteran. When I returned home to Amarillo, Texas after being deployed to Afghanistan with the Army’s 82nd…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Veterans