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Youth Mental Health

May 24, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Working Together to Support…

Mental health has always been a focus in my life, starting with my own struggles as an adolescent. As such,…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
May 21, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First…

In December 2020, I took a Youth Mental Health First Aid class. This training teaches parents, teachers and other adults how to…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Youth Mental Health
September 22, 2020

How Youth MHFA Can Help During and After COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting people of all ages across the country, including children and youth. Kids are not attending classes, participating…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
September 16, 2020

Five Ways You Can Help Youth Take Care of Their…

Starting a new school year is an exciting time but can also be a stressful one. Preparing for a new…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
September 8, 2020

#BeTheDifference for Young People with Youth MHFA

We often talk about mental health challenges as if they’re only faced by adults. However, youth and young adults also…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
September 3, 2020

How Youth Mental Health First Aid Helps Our Community Grow…

Our community is experiencing stressors like we haven’t seen in our lifetime. — and we can become stronger as a…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
May 28, 2020

Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted millions of families across the country. Many of us are now working from home, with our children…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Youth Mental Health
May 26, 2020

Tips to Help Children and Youth Take Care of Their…

COVID-19 is impacting everyone in different ways. Children and youth may not be going to school or daycare, can’t see…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Youth Mental Health
October 23, 2019

YMHFA is the Most Powerful Course Ever

Often, people suffer in silence rather than admit they are struggling and need help. And too often, people turn their…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
May 28, 2019

Mental Health: Teach it Young

I was eight when my wonderful, tall, partially-bald-with-scant-red-hair dad with a smile that could light up a room died. His…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Youth Mental Health
May 22, 2019

The Question Forever: Why?

Annika was a beautiful soul we were blessed to have in our lives. She was a straight-A student, a musician…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 20, 2019

The Day My Whole Life Changed

August 23, 2011, is a day that I will never forget. It was the day my brother took his life…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Suicide...