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October 12, 2021

Bipolar Disorder: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Bipolar disorder has gained its share of notoriety, being  featured in TV shows, movies and books; but in some cases,…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
September 28, 2021

Self-care: Where Do I Start?

While it can feel fulfilling to support your loved ones if they are experiencing a mental health or substance use…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
September 21, 2021

Post-COVID-19 Trauma and How MHFA Can Help

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on a global scale, affecting everything from jobs to schooling and to our mental…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News
September 14, 2021

The Four Dimensions of Recovery and How You Can Support…

Addiction is complicated, and recovery from it is a challenge that millions of people in the United States face every…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
September 8, 2021

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Poll Finds Youth Mental Health…

A majority of parents say their children’s mental wellbeing worsened during the past year and a half because of remote…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases, Teen Mental Health
September 7, 2021

Youth Suicide: How to Help with Mental Health First Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll – especially on our youth. Emerging data suggests that depression and suicide…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
August 30, 2021

tMHFA Taught Me to Take Care of My Mental Health…

In my sophomore year at Bellows Free Academy High School (St. Albans, Vermont), I attended a small conference at nearby…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Sports, Teen Mental Health
August 23, 2021

Practicing Empathy as a Mental Health First Aider

Everyone has a “mental health toolkit” that helps them through good and bad times. It might contain self-care strategies, coping…

Mental Health First Aid, News
August 20, 2021

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Announces First Annual Mental…

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing announces the award of $5,000 grants to four outstanding doctoral candidates who will expand…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases
August 16, 2021

Back to School: Five Ways to Support Your Children

Your children may be excited to return to school after a long summer – or even a year of online…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 9, 2021

How to Help a Friend Online

It can be hard (or nearly impossible) for some of us to imagine not having our smartphone in our hands…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Technology, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
August 3, 2021

Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID-19

There is no doubt that the last year and half has been difficult, and the COVID-19 pandemic changed what many…

Anxiety, COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Self-Care...

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