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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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Mental Health Bill Approved by Committee, Now Heads to House Floor

June 16, 2016
On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a revised version of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646). Introduced and championed by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the bill now heads to the House floor...
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Mental Health Bill Approved by Committee, Now Heads to House Floor

June 16, 2016
On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a revised version of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646). Introduced and championed by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the bill now heads to the House floor...
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National Council Hosts Mental Health First Aid Briefing On Capitol Hill

May 26, 2016
On Tuesday, May 24, Mental Health First Aid instructors and champions addressed a packed room on Capitol Hill to share stories about how Mental Health First Aid has saved their life, or the lives of others in their communities. For...
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