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June 18, 2018

6 Ways to Improve Your Non-verbal Communication Skills

A lot can be said without words in a face-to-face conversation. Often, our non-verbal communication—our facial expressions, body posture, eye…

Be The Difference, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
June 11, 2018

5 Tips for Starting a Conversation About Mental Health

Unlike physical health challenges – like scrapes and cuts or the flu – mental illness often remains unseen. And because…

Be The Difference, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
June 4, 2018

The Awkward Conversation: How to Respond When Someone Tells You… Yes

“How are you?” Those three words have become a prescriptive question with a prescriptive answer in today’s society. When we’re…

Be The Difference, News
awkward-conversation
June 1, 2018

#BeTheDifference in June: The “Awkward” Conversation Yes

In January, Droga5, the Jed Foundation (JED), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Ad Council launched a viral…

Be The Difference, News
May 29, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Benefits Social Workers and Beyond

This post was adapted from an original article by The New Social Worker, Social Workers Learn From and Raise Awareness Through…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News
May 24, 2018

Eight Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

More than 16 million men and women in America – roughly 6.7 percent of the adult population – have had…

Be The Difference, Depression, Mental Health Month, News
May 22, 2018

His College Knew of his Depression — his Parents Didn’t

In December 2016, Graham Burton, a sophomore at Hamilton College in upstate New York, died by suicide. His parents, Gina…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 17, 2018

Anxiety: What to Know and Look For

When I think back to college, it was a time when my days were filled with classes, Friday night football…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, News
May 10, 2018

3 Common Types of Eating Disorders

When I think of eating disorders, one of my first thoughts is Maureen, one of the main characters of my…

Be The Difference, Eating Disorders, Mental Health Month, News
May 7, 2018

Cloud 911 is Making a Difference Yes

Our Cloud 911 family – family in the professional, I-love-working-with-these-people-sense – is made up of people living with private pain:…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News, Public Safety, Technology
May 4, 2018

Missy Franklin Shares Her Story, Knocking Down Mental Health Stigma

Four months before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin was diagnosed with depression,…

Be The Difference, News, Sports
May 1, 2018

Let Mental Health First Aid Make You a Winner This…

This post originally appeared on Linda’s Corner Office Blog. Read it here. May is Mental Health Month, and I can’t think…

Be The Difference, Born This Way Foundation, Mental Health Month, News

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