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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
March 19, 2018

How Technology is Transforming Police Response

When we think of police officers, our minds may jump to the physical tools resting on their toolbelts: tasers, handguns,…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety, Technology
March 16, 2018

How ‘Black Panther’ and Jay-Z Are Changing the Mental Health…

Imagine a world without racism, poverty or chronic illness. In that world, would the prevalence of mental illness look differently…

Be The Difference, Health Disparities, News
March 13, 2018

What is the Relationship Between Food and Mood?

It is well known that unhealthy eating patterns can cause mood swings. Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances are often…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News
March 9, 2018

A Mental Health App for the Black Community

This article was originally published on Read the original piece here. We still have a serious issue in the black…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Technology
March 6, 2018

#BeTheDifference During National Criminal Justice Month

March is National Criminal Justice Month. When we think about mental health and the criminal justice system, we may conjure…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety
March 6, 2018

A Doctor’s Education in Opioid Addiction

With a brassy laugh and penchant for bringing her granddaughter to appointments, Ms. L had been a memorable patient for…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
February 28, 2018

Depression and Addiction: Understanding Dual Diagnoses

Over 7.9 million people in the U.S. have a dual diagnosis according to a 2014 study by the National Alliance…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
February 27, 2018

A Gold Medal Stand Against Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are disturbingly pervasive among figure skaters, yet the skating community has long swept them under the rug. This…

Be The Difference, Eating Disorders, Men, News, Sports
February 22, 2018

Police Need More Mental Health Training

This piece was originally published on The Hill. Read the original article. Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve a person with…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
February 20, 2018

Lady Gaga’s Commitment to Mental Health Training Sets the Standard…

This article originally appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the original article. Ethan Sergey Neubauer – known as Sergei –…

Be The Difference, Born This Way Foundation, News, Youth Mental Health
February 16, 2018

Why Employers Need to Talk About Mental Health

Forty million individuals in the U.S. have a mental illness or condition according to Mental Health America’s 2017 data. That’s…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
February 14, 2018

Stakeholders Unite: How to Spend Dollars to Curb the Opioid…

“We have to do something about it,” said President Trump in reference to the opioid epidemic during his State of…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic

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