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Youth Mental Health

August 2, 2018

#BeTheDifference This Back-to-School Season

As a trained Mental Health First Aider, you know that mental illness and substance use disorders are prevalent. And that’s…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 1, 2018

5 Signs Your Teen May Be Asking for Help

Michaela is a high school sophomore. She’s a straight A student, excels as point guard on the girls’ basketball team,…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
July 9, 2018

Watch, Listen and Read How Lady Gaga and her Born… Yes

Lady Gaga has done much to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health challenges by being so outspoken about her own…

Born This Way Foundation, News, Youth Mental Health
July 6, 2018

Is Social Media Impacting Youth Depression?

This article originally appeared on www.BravadoHealth.com. Read it here. In July 2017, my 20-year-old son’s best friend, Jack, took his own…

Guest Commentary, News, Suicide, Technology, Youth Mental Health
June 29, 2018

New York and Virginia Pave the Way with Mental Health…

For years, most states have mandated that schools provide physical health education. This year, New York and Virginia will be…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
June 22, 2018

3 Tips for Talking – and Listening – to Your…

This piece was originally published on GoodTherapy.org. Read it here. The teenage years are a time of gaining independence and…

Anxiety, Guest Commentary, News, Youth Mental Health
June 20, 2018

How Youth Mental Health First Aid Dispels Myths About Suicide

With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide prevention and mental health awareness are a significant part…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 22, 2018

His College Knew of his Depression — his Parents Didn’t

In December 2016, Graham Burton, a sophomore at Hamilton College in upstate New York, died by suicide. His parents, Gina…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
April 6, 2018

Mental Health First Aid: Indian Lake’s Response to a Community…

This piece was originally published on the Ohio Department of Education’s Extra Credit Blog. Read it here. I’m going to…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
March 22, 2018

Teens Help Their Peers Stay Healthy During Teen Health Week

Teen Health Week has gone global. Begun in Pennsylvania in 2016, the annual celebration of adolescent health and mental health…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
February 20, 2018

Lady Gaga’s Commitment to Mental Health Training Sets the Standard…

This article originally appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the original article. Ethan Sergey Neubauer – known as Sergei –…

Be The Difference, Born This Way Foundation, News, Youth Mental Health
December 29, 2017

LGBQ Youth Face High Risk of Suicide

LGBQ adolescents are far more likely to plan or attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, according to 2015 survey from…

News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health