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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
June 29, 2020

Black Boots, Gender Identity and teen Mental Health First Aid

Since I came out as transgender in seventh grade, I’ve worn the same black boots — black, thick-toed, lace-up. (Not…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
June 23, 2020

Five Tips to Help You Practice Self-Love

The idea of practicing self-love can be daunting. We’re constantly facing internal and external challenges, such as busy schedules that…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
June 10, 2020

#BeTheDifference During Pride Month

June is Pride Month. It’s a time for LGBTQ+ communities to come together and celebrate love, diversity, acceptance and self-pride.…

Mental Health First Aid, News
June 8, 2020

Essential Self-Care for Essential Workers on the Frontlines of COVID-19

If you’re a frontline worker, we thank you for your work and applaud your courage. You’re keeping society running in…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 29, 2020

Supporting SMP Employees During COVID-19

SMP offered Mental Health First Aid at Work (MHFA) training on February 13, and the timing was fortuitous. The workshop…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
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
May 21, 2020

How We Can Use Our MHFA Training During COVID-19

“This is an unusual time.” “This is an uncertain time.” “We are living in unprecedented times.” I never anticipated hearing…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 20, 2020

Five Ways to Protect Your Mental Health With MHFA

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 15, 2020

The Importance of Maintaining a Routine While at Home

Having a routine can make you feel more grounded and prepared for the day ahead. “Carrying out routine activities reduces…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 11, 2020

Supporting Our First Responders, Inmates, and Communities with MHFA During…

What do we do when our world is turned upside down? During a pandemic, when the playbook is being written…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety
May 11, 2020

Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19: Tips for Police Officers

Police officers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, faced with enforcing the law while potentially confronting the coronavirus.…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety, Self-Care

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