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

Instructor Joel Davis Discusses Training Our 2 Millionth First Aider

Joel Davis became a First Aider to better serve the people experiencing homelessness in Long Beach Calif., where he works…

Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News
September 19, 2019

teen Mental Health First Aid is the Reminder We Needed

Forgetting to do your homework, misplacing a project that is due or leaving your lunch at home are all minor…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
September 9, 2019

High Schools Selected to Participate in New tMHFA Pilot Yes

One in five teens has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life. And suicide is…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
August 26, 2019

Three Ways to Get Mental Health Help Anonymously

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, The "Awkward" Conversation
August 22, 2019

Why Healthy Friendships are Important for Mental Health

When Ethan Call’s usually reliable friend didn’t come to church services, he was worried and texted her. She responded that…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
August 20, 2019

Talking to Your Family About Mental Health Yes

Mental health can be hard to talk about, and sometimes it’s hardest to talk about with the people we’re closest…

Mental Health First Aid, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
August 15, 2019

Five Tips for Nonjudgmental Listening

It’s hard to be nonjudgmental all the time. We automatically make judgments about people from the minute we first see…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
August 13, 2019

How to Practice Self-care on a Busy Schedule

You’re making a difference for so many people, but how can you be the difference for yourself? You can practice…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
August 8, 2019

How to Support a Loved One Who’s Going Through a…

One in five adults experience a mental illness in a given year. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not well…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
July 30, 2019

Trauma, Growth and Healing in Refugee Communities

My journey working with refugee communities started three-and-a-half years ago, when I worked as a case manager and coordinated employment…

Cultural Diversity, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
July 22, 2019

Five Ways to be More Culturally Aware

Think about your typical day. What do you see around you? Most likely, you will see people of all ages,…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
July 15, 2019

“Why is it still so hard for young people of…

“My mom is a preacher and she never made me feel like it would be weird [to go to therapy].…

Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News, Teen Mental Health

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