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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
August 14, 2018

Grad Students and Their Mental Health

“It’s probably not a big deal. I’m probably overreacting,” thought Sara, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, when…

Be The Difference, News, Schools
August 10, 2018

Mental Health First Aid In New York City’s Muslim Community

“Hello, I am the protective factor,” was the unorthodox greeting I recently received following congregational prayer in my local mosque.…

Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 10, 2018

Teachers are Making a Difference in Student Health with Mental…

Mental health is an issue that touches teachers and school administrators in their work across the country. ThriveNYC has teamed…

Schools, ThriveNYC, Youth Mental Health
August 10, 2018

New York’s Department of Homeless Services is Changing the City’s…

More than 60,000 people in New York city are homeless. That statistic includes more than 15,000 families and 22,000 children…

ThriveNYC
August 10, 2018

Every Eye Closed, Every Head Bowed

“If you see something, say something” became a popular slogan in the aftermath of 9/11; however, my eyes bore witness…

Guest Commentary, Schools, ThriveNYC, Youth Mental Health
August 10, 2018

With Mental Health First Aid There is Hope After Loss

Esther Ha was 21 when she died by suicide. She had been living with depression for years, something that, across…

Suicide, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Guest Commentary from Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York

Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Guest Commentary from Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York

I grew up in a home where quiet was abundant. My parents loved me and my siblings and they worked…

Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Faith Communities are Saving Lives with Mental Health First Aid

Many faith communities are at the front lines of the fight for better mental health. A faith community – whether…

Faith Communities, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Wildfires Impact Firefighters’ Mental Health: Mental Health First Aid Can Help

Fire/EMS, News
August 9, 2018

Wildfires Impact Firefighters’ Mental Health: Mental Health First Aid Can Help

Statement by Betsy Schwartz, Vice President, Public Education and Strategic Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 9,…

Fire/EMS, News
August 8, 2018

5 Things to Know for Supporting a Loved One Living…

Your patience and understanding will make all the difference in your loved one’s bipolar disorder treatment and recovery—these tried and…

Bipolar Disorder, Guest Commentary, News
August 6, 2018

6 Ways to Support Your College Student’s Mental Health

College marks a new beginning in a child’s life – for many it’s the first tentative steps away from the…

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

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