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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
May 22, 2019

The Question Forever: Why?

Annika was a beautiful soul we were blessed to have in our lives. She was a straight-A student, a musician…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 21, 2019

Living With my Brother’s Addiction Yes

It was the spring of 2009. I was preparing to graduate from college with my undergraduate degree when I received…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
May 20, 2019

The Day My Whole Life Changed

August 23, 2011, is a day that I will never forget. It was the day my brother took his life…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Suicide...
May 16, 2019

Supporting My Husband Through His Panic Attacks

My husband had his first panic attack in his late 40s when he was driving – alone – through a…

Anxiety, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 1, 2019

Walgreens Forms Unique Collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral…

Specialized training to become available for pharmacists industry-wide through Walgreens commitment to workplace wellness and the health and well-being of…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases
April 30, 2019

15 Practical Tips for Low-Risk Drinking

A drink or two at the end of the day does no harm, right? This might be true for some,…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
April 25, 2019

5 Tips to Support Someone Who Does Not Want to…

“Could I have done more? Was I too harsh? Too easy? An enabler? Should I have kicked him out to…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
April 24, 2019

Aetna Behavioral Health – Serving Members Through Mental Health First…

Aetna Behavioral Health is taking Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) everywhere the company has a reach – including behavioral health…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
April 22, 2019

5 Ways to Manage Social Pressures to Drink in College

“In the United States, over 80 percent of college students have at least one alcoholic drink over a two-week time…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Substance Use
April 16, 2019

Saving One Life at a Time: One Ambassador for Mental…

If you ask Shelley Leaphart-Williams what drives her seven-year run as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, she’ll answer with…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
April 5, 2019

5 Ways to Support A Family Member With a Drinking…

“My eldest brother had not really been with us for many years. We had been losing him a little bit…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
April 5, 2019

How to Help Someone With Alcohol Use Disorder

You’ve probably had a glass of wine after a long and stressful day. Many of us have. But for 15.1…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use

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