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January 13, 2021

How to Support a Loved One Who Has Been Impacted…

There isn’t much the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t impacted – it’s affected how we interact with each other, where and how…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
January 8, 2021

2020’s Word of the Year: “Resilience” — and Five Tips…

Every year, we try to find a word to encompass the past 12 months, and there were some to be…

Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News, Self-Care
December 28, 2020

Building Back Stronger in 2021

The end of 2020 is approaching, and many of us won’t be too sad to see this tumultuous year go.…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News, Self-Care
December 21, 2020

Supporting Caregivers with MHFA

On April 11, 2019, Puerto Rico awoke to the tragic news that a daughter had hammered her 89-year-old mother with…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
December 15, 2020

How to Cope with Physical Distancing During the Holidays

As the holidays quickly approach, it’s clear this year is a little different from past holiday seasons – we’re still…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
December 9, 2020

Tackle the Winter Blues with Mental Health First Aid

It is that time of year again. The air is crisp; 6 p.m. looks like midnight; and it feels difficult…

Depression, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
December 3, 2020

Mental Health During the Holidays: Five Tips to Ease the…

The holiday season is often a time of year for social activities, holiday shopping, and quality time with loved ones.…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
November 23, 2020

Staying Grateful in Difficult Times

As we approach the end of 2020, it’s important to stay grateful despite the stress and uncertainty we have all…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
November 17, 2020

Self-care: Take Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

“It was crushing to try to manage it all by myself,” Cera Flynn shared in a recent Cleveland Clinic article.…

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

How Trauma Can Affect a Person’s Daily Life

When thinking about trauma, many of us immediately think about mass traumatic events like terrorist attacks, mass shootings, torture, combat,…

November 5, 2020

10 Surprising Mental Health Statistics From 2020

Mental health and substance use challenges look different for each person affected. No challenge or diagnosis is exactly the same,…

October 30, 2020

Five Tips to Help Manage Your Mental Health in a…

To say 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. From COVID-19 to wildfires, civil unrest and everything in between, it’s…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care

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