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September 18, 2019

Jason Cash: “I Am the 2 Millionth First Aider and…

“To this day, 18 years later, I can drive down Woodruff and Spring Streets and see the image of a…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News
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 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 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
June 21, 2019

Entertainers Remind Us That We’re Not Alone

You are not alone. Even though it can be hard to believe it when you’re faced with a mental health…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
June 19, 2019

Why Teen Mental Health Needs to be Addressed Yes

“It’s not really ‘normal’ to talk about mental health with people. Being able to help everyone know about mental health…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
February 1, 2019

What Makes Mental Health First Aid Unique

Peer pressure in schools. Stress in the workplace. Negative memories you can’t let go of. Everyone faces personal challenges and…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults, Public Safety...
January 30, 2019

You Can #BeTheDifference Every Day

There are 1.5 million people trained to be the difference in their communities with Mental Health First Aid. This means…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
veteran's family
October 31, 2018

You Can #BeTheDifference for Veterans in November Yes

It is estimated that there are 19.6 million veterans living in the U. S. While military service can increase resilience…

Be The Difference, News, Veterans
October 16, 2018

First Responders Suffer: How Mental Health First Aid Can Help

Some days John McCormack feels like he can take on the world. But then he hears a baby cry or…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News
October 10, 2018

#BeTheDifference for Teens on World Mental Health Day Yes

Today is World Mental Health Day, and this year’s focus on adolescent mental health is timely. One in five teens…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
Firefighters leaning against a red fire truck
October 2, 2018

Here’s How You Can #BeTheDifference in October Yes

By any measure, 2018 has been a difficult year for firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. Firefighters in California…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, News

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