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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
January 23, 2020

Helping People: Why I Became a Youth Mental Health First…

When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher so I could help people. I would play “school”…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
January 22, 2020

Why Mental Health First Aid?

We’ve all heard of CPR. And because of it, many of us know what to do if someone is choking…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide
January 16, 2020

Five Mental Health Resources That Can #BeTheDifference

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).…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide, Technology
January 13, 2020

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mental Health

A recent study on New Year’s resolutions found that about 40% of Americans set resolutions at the start of the…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News, Self-Care
December 23, 2019

How You Can Put Your Mental Health First in the…

The new year is quickly approaching. For a lot of people, it’s a time to hit the reset button on…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News, Self-Care
December 20, 2019

You Can #BeTheDifference in 2020: Tips from MHFA Instructors

As the number of Americans facing a mental health condition continues to grow every day, we want to help you…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News
December 17, 2019

How to Support Your Loved One With a Mental Illness…

One in five adults in the United States face a mental illness in any one year – that’s almost 44…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News
December 10, 2019

Three Ways to Manage Depression During Winter Yes

You may not realize it, but seasonal changes can impact both physical and mental health . As the temperature starts…

Depression, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care
December 5, 2019

Four Tips to Manage Social Anxiety this Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time full of shopping, family traditions and holiday parties. But, for many people, it can…

Anxiety, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
November 20, 2019

Being Grateful Can Improve Your Mental Health

Joanna is a Mental Health First Aider who practices gratitude regularly, and especially during stressful or difficult times, as a…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
November 18, 2019

Where To Get Help When You Need It

When you’re struggling with a mental health or substance use problem, it can be hard to get the help you…

Mental Health First Aid, News
November 12, 2019

Five Ways to Support Someone Who Has Experienced a Traumatic…

About 3.6 percent of U.S. adults struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – that’s nearly 9 million people. Of those…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News

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