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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
March 20, 2019

5 Surprising Facts About Opioid Use

“The crisis is that we don’t understand the crisis, and because of that, countless lives have been lost,” said Rocco…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 14, 2019

Signs of Heroin Use: A Guide for Loved Ones

“It was really sad. She was just gone, and we didn’t know what to do.” Kelly Whaley lived in Monroe…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 6, 2019

How You Can Help Address the Opioid Epidemic Yes

Every day, 140 individuals in the United States die of a drug overdose, 91 of them specifically due to opioids.…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 1, 2019

How Employers Can Help Manage Anxiety in the Workplace

“I don’t want my colleagues to think that I don’t like or care about my job. It’s literally perfect. I…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 27, 2019

10 Tips for Building a Resilient Workforce

“Routine stress, including job strain and long working hours, may contribute to serious health problems, including elevated risk for heart…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 25, 2019

Four Ways Employers Can Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

“One of my coworker’s students committed suicide last summer. When my coworker found out, she didn’t say anything. However, I…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 13, 2019

Why Workplace Wellness Is Important

“Employees who feel burnout at work often blame their workplace: Three in four employees say their jobs are very stressful…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 6, 2019

5 Surprising Mental Health Statistics

Mental health and substance use challenges can take many forms. There’s depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction and the list goes on.…

Mental Health First Aid, News
February 1, 2019

What Makes Mental Health First Aid Unique

Peer pressure in schools. Stress in the workplace. Negative memories you can’t let go of. Everyone faces personal challenges and…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults, Public Safety...
January 30, 2019

You Can #BeTheDifference Every Day

There are 1.5 million people trained to be the difference in their communities with Mental Health First Aid. This means…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
January 25, 2019

NYC Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray: Changing the…

Dear Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray, Thank you for your personal commitment and leadership in making mental health…

Mental Health First Aid, News, ThriveNYC
December 27, 2018

How to Help Someone With Anxiety

You’ve probably been anxious at one time or another. Most of us have. But more people experience intense anxiety than…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News

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