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February 22, 2018

Police Need More Mental Health Training

This piece was originally published on The Hill. Read the original article. Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve a person with…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
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
February 16, 2018

Why Employers Need to Talk About Mental Health

Forty million individuals in the U.S. have a mental illness or condition according to Mental Health America’s 2017 data. That’s…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
February 14, 2018

Stakeholders Unite: How to Spend Dollars to Curb the Opioid…

“We have to do something about it,” said President Trump in reference to the opioid epidemic during his State of…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic
February 12, 2018

The Cost of Ignoring Our Doctors’ Mental Health

Five years ago, family physician Pamela Wible began compiling a list of doctors who have completed suicide. Since then, she…

Healthcare, News, Suicide, Workplace
February 5, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Has Changed the Way We Do…

In my 10 years as a corrections officer, I have witnessed many changes – the biggest of which has been our…

Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

I am a mom and a suicide loss survivor. The tragic loss of my 26-year-old son, Jared Coffin, almost three…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
January 31, 2018

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Make You Better at Your Job?

This article originally appeared on manta.com. Read the original post here. These healthy habits can have a big impact on your…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
January 30, 2018

Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Logan Paul

After facing multiple waves of criticism for uploading disturbing footage of a dead body found in Japan’s “suicide forest,” YouTube…

Be The Difference, News, Suicide
January 26, 2018

Polls Show Americans Understand the Opioid Crisis but Blame People…

There is good news and bad news in poll findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Washington Post’s investigation into…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
January 24, 2018

When Scrolling Through Social, Keep Your Mental Health in Mind

Instagram is now the second most popular social media platform, but it was ranked the worst for young people’s mental…

Depression, News, Technology
January 22, 2018

Rural Mental Health Is Lacking, but Mental Health First Aid…

Before he turned his farmhouse into an inn open only on holidays, Jim Hardy (played by Bing Crosby in the…

Be The Difference, News, Rural Communities

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