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First aid for mental health: A new approach in Pennsylvania’s prisons

September 6, 2016
Pennsylvania prisons trained staff and inmates in Mental Health First Aid Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) – The man was about to snap. He had just lost a child. “I couldn’t really relate to that,” Peter Robinson said of his fellow inmate....
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4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List

August 25, 2016
It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a teacher and scrambling to make sure your classroom is stocked with the tools your students need to be successful this year: markers, rulers, flip charts, glue sticks—the list goes...
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Reality seeps in as Pinellas educators learn to spot mental health problems in students

August 5, 2016
The woman in a cozy teal knit sweater with matching Chuck Taylor sneakers faced the stranger next to her and asked a dark question. “Have you ever thought about killing yourself?” As she said it, Carmen Bender, a reading interventionist...
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mental health first aid instructors

Mental Health Association in New York State Trains 10,000th Mental Health First Aid Instructor

August 2, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 29, 2016) – The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. trained the 10,000th Mental Health First Aid instructor in Albany, N.Y., on July 29, 2016. Mental Health First Aid, a groundbreaking 8-hour course, gives people...
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Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends

July 25, 2016
Are you thinking about killing yourself? Pardon me for speaking so forwardly. It’s my responsibility to ask that question and make sure you’re OK, or get the professional help you need. Of all the lessons I learned in a day...
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Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health

July 18, 2016
Chirlane ​McCray wants to train New Yorkers in what’s called “mental-health first aid.”​ Chirlane McCray is one of those public figures whose life stories seem almost designed to fascinate us. She is a poet, a social-justice advocate, a founding member...
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